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Alstroemeria species from seed

This is a discussion on Alstroemeria species from seed within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Last year I was given some Alstroemeria seeds from a friend in Santiago, Chile. They ...

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    Default Alstroemeria species from seed

    Last year I was given some Alstroemeria seeds from a friend in Santiago, Chile. They were species she found growing wild around her area. She sent three species...all bloomed from seed within 10-15 months. I think of them as the poor man's orchid. This is my favourite, A. ligtu. It is a dwarf at only 6-8".
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    This one is A. pallida. It grows 12-18" tall. I actually got this one to overwinter outside in my Zone 5 garden!
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    Wow, great photos!

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    Very nice, it's always such a pleasure to grow something from seed.

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    Oh, and here is the third species, A. pelegrina. Like A. ligtu, it only grows 8" tall or so.
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    VERY beautifull!

    But they aren't "real" orchids are they?

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    The third one is my favorite! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with all of us!

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    The first is my favorite! I got a bunch of bulbs/tubers in trade once. Unfortunately none survived. Majorly bummed. I'm sure the biggest problem was because they arrived in late fall, I had to try to store them in my apt closet. Likely too warm & dry.

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    I like the firey colours of the first one

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    Did you save any seeds from the blooms?

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