These come back every year from small tubers. Heavy bloomers.
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.
We don't know where this came from, but were happy to see it blooming.
An overall view showing leaves and stem.
Photographed at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco
Princess lily purchased at K-Mart
A lovely pinwheel of psittacina
Parrot Lily in a garden in Tyers, Victoria, Australia, May 2009
Thought this was a weed in my bed. Glad I didn't pull it before it had a chance to bloom.
towards the end of the blooming cycle
Wide shot showing height of my Alstroemeria psittacina
Alstroemeria psittacina - green buds on rt. one are immature seed pods
A. psittacina mixed in garden
This Peruvian Lily was in my previous garden