Angela and Dean Offer
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 16:38:27 PDT
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,.
Let me know how you get on
Western Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane McGary" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Alstroemeria

> Jim Waddick reported on his success keeping hybrid alstroemerias in the
> greenhouse for setting out after frost.
> Last summer I decided to trial some of the new "Princess" series of alstro
> hybrids, which are short-growing bedding plants. I bought half a dozen
> forms (a considerable investment) and planted them in what should be a
> perfect site. Unfortunately, not a single one made it through the winter,
> during which the low was 17 degrees F without snow cover.
> I think these pretty plants have A. pelegrina in their ancestry (the
> green, glossy, rather succulent leaves of most forms suggest this), and
> that is a very tender species that grows right on the coast. Thus, Jim's
> management technique may be the only way for those of us in cooler regions
> to enjoy "Princess" alstros.
> I did keep a piece of one gorgeous purple one (I suspected the color alone
> indicated tender ancestry, e.g. A. paupercula) in a pot indoors and it's
> now flowering.
> Fortunately there are hardier species available, some of which I've grown
> outdoors for 4 or 5 years, but they tend to be big and lax in habit. I
> don't know if there are hybrids exclusively from these tougher ones.
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA
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