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Date Photo Taken: 07/03/2012
Location: Athens, GA
Posted By: Candida

Notes:

I received some plants from a friend who has no idea what it is, but I love the flowers. I’d love to know what it is.

COMMENTS

  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    This is an Alstoremeria psittacina – (Inca Lily or Parrot Lily). Hummingbirds love it. It is a great flower, easy to care for, but multiplies rapidly.
    Buck

    July 16th, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  2. Buck Unregistered says:

    That should have been Alstroemeria psittacina.
    Buck

    July 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
  3. rbpaul Unregistered says:

    Looks like Alstromeria or Peruvian lily.
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/bulbs-summer/alstroemeria.html
    Many different colors available and good as a cut flower. Looks like it may be hardy in your area with some care.

    July 17th, 2012 at 9:11 am
  4. stone Unregistered says:

    Alstroemeria psittacina

    http://www.floridata.com/ref/a/alst_psi.cfm

    July 17th, 2012 at 10:07 am
  5. Candida Registered says:

    Thanks everyone! Although it may be easy to care for I have yet to find an area it thrives in… but I’ll keep trying. I saved some seeds that I hope to grow next year.

    July 19th, 2012 at 7:06 am
  6. maryn Unregistered says:

    The seeds don’t germinate well, sometimes only 25% success. Look for the little bulbs/tubers in the soil and replant like spring bulbs.

    November 5th, 2012 at 9:18 am

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