Jane McGary
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:04:32 PDT
Angela wrote,

>Hi Jane, I am also very interested in alstroemeria
>I find even here, with a warmer climate, it is best to grow the young plants
>in pots and pamper them, Once they have grown bigger, then I put them in the
>ground. perhaps try again with one princess lily, and only put it out when
>it is a big plant,.

The plants I lost in the winter were large (in 1 or 2 gallon pots) with 
extensive root systems when I planted them in spring.

I still think it's best to relegate "Princess" alstros to warm climates 
where they can be grown permanently in the ground, since they retail here 
for US $12 to $20 apiece -- a bit much for summer bedding, and the big 
containers necessary to satisfy them are hard to move indoors in fall.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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