Plant ID forum: Parrot Lily (Alstroemeria pulchella)

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 3, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Anyone recognize this unusual plant?
It has speckled flowers.
Growing in OK, Zone 7a.
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Kidfishing
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 3, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Looks like alstroemeria pulchella...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Aug 3, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Thank you!!! Anyone know the best way to start them from seed?
Kidfishing
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 3, 2015 8:29 PM CST
This looks to be the same and I'm not familiar with this....
alstroemeria psittacina / Parrot Lily...
http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/tips166-seeds.htm
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Aug 3, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Wow!
Thanks!
Kidfishing
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 3, 2015 9:12 PM CST
I believe they need to be stratified (fool the plant into thinking it is winter), then nick the seed coat and wait.
The easiest way is to winter-sow. The plant will self-seed quite successfully which is very much the same as winter-sowing.
I recently harvested some seeds if you need some; although they will flower more quickly if you can find someone with the little bulb thingies. Thumbs up

http://garden.org/ideas/view/greene/1917/Alstroemeria-psitta...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
kidfishing
Aug 3, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Thanks for the offer, but I found some plants with tons of seeds!
I'll have to see if I can get some started!
Kidfishing
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 3, 2015 9:30 PM CST
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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