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Perennials: Is it too late for my Alstroemeria?

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mygardens
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9410422

Years ago I was given an Alstroemeria, http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/119750/ . It produced beautiful flowers. It went dormant on its own at the end of each summer and I brought it into a cool room. I repotted it every year until it seemed to need to be divided. I divided it two years ago and many survived. However, they have not flowered much and did not go dormant. The foliage was beautiful in the fall so I didn't have the heart to cut it back because I thought they may need time to get established. They still look good but a bit leggy where I have not pinched them. I'm just wondering if they need a few months of dormancy and if anyone thinks that it is too late to cut them back now. If it is too late, can I do anything else to encourage the flowers? Any help will be appreciate
mygardens
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2013
3:22 PM

Post #9493542

Because they looked so bad, I took a chance and pulled all the stems. It worked!

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VanGarden
Thibodaux, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9503283

Beautiful plant. Thanks for the tip about removing the old stems.

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