Alstroemeria aurea

Ellen Hornig
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:52:34 PDT
Supply and demand...

A. aurea is a mess to grow in pots.  The tall stems fall over and break off
(the attachment to the rhizome is quite fragile).  They get much too tall
to ship. In a garden center you'd need to stake every one.

In short, there are a million other things one could grow and sell that
would be less trouble.

Chile Flora used to sell seeds of this species.  Their "reds": were just
orange and red-orange, but they grew.  It's definitely easy from seed.

For the record, I miss Seneca Hill Perennials too. :-)  It was a great ride
while it lasted.


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Jane, Ellen etc....
>        The first 50 Google hits had NO plants for sale of this weedy
> easy to grow species. Why is this?
>        I could moan about the demise of Seneca Hill (which I am
> doing quietly), or complain about the general pitiful poor state of
> nursery offerings.
>        If this is so easy and weedy why don't our members donate their
> weeds?
>        So easy and you can't get it. Give me a break.
>        semi-disgusted          Jim
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