This Peruvian Lily was in my previous garden
Thought this was a weed in my bed. Glad I didn't pull it before it had a chance to bloom.
A. psittacina mixed in garden
Growing in my Summer garden in Waihi, NZ
These come back every year from small tubers. Heavy bloomers.
Photographed at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco
A lovely pinwheel of psittacina
Parrot Lily in a garden in Tyers, Victoria, Australia, May 2009
Wide shot showing height of my Alstroemeria psittacina
We don't know where this came from, but were happy to see it blooming.
Alstroemeria psittacina - green buds on rt. one are immature seed pods
An overall view showing leaves and stem.
towards the end of the blooming cycle
Parrot Lily Bloom. It is exotic looking and will last long in arrangments.
Parrot lily folige as it grows on the ground
One stem of Parrot lily folige. It is top heavy, and blends well with other flowers in arrangements
This is the root of a parrot lily. It grows in shallow soil about 2-5 inches deep is needed for the entire root system.
Notice how the green is growing directly from the tuber. When it is ready to reproduce, the roots will spread sideways and grow more tubers, which means more plants.
Alstroemeria, Parrot Flower, Parrot Lily, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas (Alstroemeria pulchella) This plant has come up 2 years in a row where I had previously grown it in a container 10 years ago.