Years from seed to flower - alstros, one year or less

Diane Whitehead
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:30:28 PDT
I've started putting the information people are sending into an 
AppleWorks database.  (I opened up Excel and decided it was too 
complicated for a simple database. Maybe someone else will be using 

A lily/nerine/alstroemeria grower/breeder here sells gallon pots of 
flowering alstroemerias in the summer from a winter seeding.  He 
starts them inside, sows them directly into the gallon pots with a 
spoonful of slow-release pellets, and finishes them outside.  I think 
he calls them Butterfly Hybrids, but if that is what he started with, 
they are probably quite a bit different by now as he has been 
selecting for quite a few years.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter) where 30 C is a 
heat wave and 23 is a more usual summer daytime high.

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