Perennials forum: Alstroemeria isabellana "Fred Meyer"

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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 4, 2017 3:57 AM CST
Here's an Alstroemeria that I grow. It is Alstroemeria isabella "Fred Meyer" the species of which is native from Brazil through to Argentina ( @Mutisia may have seen it in Chile maybe?) and it is a gem. It looks rather like a Bomarea that is suffering from stunted growth as it only grows to about a metre in height.
The best colour is seen when the weather is overcast as when it is sunny it bleaches and goes a little orange although the colour reverts back once the sun goes in!




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Reputedly not the best choice for pot culture I have found that if it is overpotted it does perform very well.

Has anyone else got this?
Salvia and anything unusual
[Last edited by longk - Mar 5, 2017 4:34 AM (+)]
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
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pepper23
Mar 4, 2017 8:40 PM CST
@Mutisia, you have been tagged above. Smiling

@longk, The call didn't work in your post so I redid it here for you. Smiling
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 5, 2017 5:53 AM CST
pepper23 said:

The call didn't work in your post so I redid it here for you. Smiling

Thank you! I worked it out - I should have put a space in after the bracket *Blush*
Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Mar 5, 2017 1:37 PM CST
You're not the first to mess it up. I always preview if I'm not sure it's done right. I tip my hat to you.
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Mar 5, 2017 3:46 PM CST
No @longk, the first time I saw it was ..... this week (your picture on the plant data base Big Grin )

Although interesting, I think (biased?) that chilean Alstroemeria species (some 50 endemic sp.) are the prettiest *Blush* . There are a few species in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, but the ones used for hybridizing are from Chile.

Try Google image searches for Alstroemeria species from the different countries and you will see what I mean. I have also posted on our PDB (not all chilean species).
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 7, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Mutisia said:No @longk, the first time I saw it was ..... this week (your picture on the plant data base Big Grin )

Although interesting, I think (biased?) that chilean Alstroemeria species (some 50 endemic sp.) are the prettiest *Blush* . There are a few species in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, but the ones used for hybridizing are from Chile.

Try Google image searches for Alstroemeria species from the different countries and you will see what I mean. I have also posted on our PDB (not all chilean species).

I will be taking a look at the Alstroemeria pages later.
One of my other favourites is A.psittacina which although hardy here it is hardly rampant...........
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Salvia and anything unusual
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Mar 7, 2017 6:15 PM CST
I think A. psittacina is native to Brazil.

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