Alstroemeria question

James Waddick
Thu, 31 May 2012 21:03:58 PDT
>Would it be possible to grow Alstroemeria in Southern Illinois?

Dear Mary Sue and all,
	Yes, but... If you check out Alstroemeria at Plant Delights 
Nursery for example you'll see a number of hardy cv that are listed 
as Zone  5b which should include Southern Ill. I grew A. psitticina 
here (Kansas City, MO) for years until a cold winter got it.

	Milder recent winter would probably allow even more sp and cv to grow.

	Depending on the specific microclimate the person making the 
request might have quite a choice of cvs to grow.

	I noticed this spring that local garden centers are offing 
maybe half dozen cvs locally.

		Good luck and choose the planting location wisely. 
		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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