Dwarf Alstroemeria--Topic of the week

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 17:43:58 PDT
Jim Waddick wrote,
Can you make any hardiness guess of things such as A. patagonica or A. 
pygmaea?  OR actually any of the other species suited to sand or extremely 
good drainage  and Zone 5/6?

Answer: I really can't guess, because the climate in the Midwest is so far 
out of my experience. I grow a couple outdoors but obviously the winters 
are warmer here and the summers much drier and cooler. A. patagonica might 
survive, because I think it gets a sprinkle of rain now and then while 
dormant. I have not grown A. pygmaea, which is also from Patagonia. A. 
exserens survives in the open garden here, and it is alpine.

My best advice would be to try them all! That's what I do!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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