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Alstroemeria psittacina aka A. pulchella

By greene
May 21, 2014

Alstroemeria: beautiful or invasive and irritating?

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
May 20, 2014 8:04 PM CST
Great article. Love the story of how you got this plant! Rolling on the floor laughing
It was offered to me but I opted out. I have enough "too happy" plants
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 20, 2014 8:50 PM CST
@canadanna, you are a wise woman. Don't get me wrong; I love my Alstroemeria. Just wish I didn't have to love it so much and in so many places. Now that I think of it, that Chinese grandmother was the wisest of all; she charged me money so I could share the love. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 21, 2014 9:32 AM CST
If I didn't know that I can't keep them alive, I'd be happy to offer to take your excess off your hands. (I actually did grow some from seed once.) Hilarious!
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 21, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Greene, terrific story! "Chinese grandmother was the wisest of all; she charged me money so I could share the love." Rolling on the floor laughing
I have them, too, and they have multiplied to fill part of a bed...No takers?
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 21, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Invaluable information! I'm just getting into these plants and don't know anything about them other than I like the flower. I am delighted to know the positives and especially the negatives about it and to find it all in one place.

Thanks!!!
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Name: greene
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greene
May 21, 2014 1:18 PM CST
It makes me happy that others enjoyed learning about this little plant. This year I was considering bagging the seed pods/heads so I can actually save the seeds to share with others. For the past two years they just exploded without me and planted themselves. Guess we could call that 'works without supervision' - a valuable trait in an employee; not so much in a plant.



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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 21, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Very informative and entertaining at the same time! At least Chinese Granny didn't make you dig them yourself!

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