Alstroemeria x bomarea
Sat, 01 Nov 2008 10:46:20 PDT
I also am growing the purported Alstroemeria x Bomarea cross, but cannot se
any Alstroemeria characteristics in it.  I have never grown Bomarea before,
but believe that is what I am growing now.  However, I am a complete amateur
and this is only my observation from growing the plant in the ground in Zone
9, Pebble Beach, CA.  It is vigorous, has had no disease or insect problems,
but just does not seem "as advertised".

	Shirley Meneice

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Subject: [pbs] Alstroemeria x bomarea

I recently purchased a plant labeled Alstroemeria x Bomarea (or maybe  
Bomarea x Alstroemeria) from a nursery in Eugene.  Its foliage looks  
very Alstreomeria like but a bit more blue-green than green.  Flowers  
were just opening when I got it and were tubular coral -  
unfortunately, they disappeared in the week-long journey it took for  
the plant to make it from Portland to So California via UPS (I didn't  
have a choice but to have someone else ship it and the folks who  
packed it did a lousy job).

I don't find mention of this intergeneric hybrid in the PBS wiki or in  
the archives - does anyone recall seeing a discussion about it?  Or  
know anything about it?  I'm wondering about where to plant it and  
what to expect it to do once it is in the ground....



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