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Alstroemeria sp.  - For plant information and cultivation instructions, see PLANT INFORMATION AND CULTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS below.

(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Devotion - Altromeria auriantica - Perennial - Bright blooms in shades of pink and hot pink on strong stems with dark green foliage.Flowers throughout the season. Excellent cut flower or greenhouse flower.  Full sun or Partial shade; height: 32in.
#12399   Packet  $25.00  Approximately 25 seeds
#Bm-12399        Bulk seed  $425.00            1,000 seeds

Dr. Salters Hybrids Altromeria
        auriantiaca Perennial flower  Dr. Salters Hybrids - Altromeria auriantia ligtu - Perennial - Bushy clumps of lily-like blooms make excellent container and cut flowers.  Full sun or Partial shade; height: 36in.
#3422   Packet  $4.50  Approximately 25 seeds
#Bm-3422   Bulk seed  $60.50          1,000 seeds

Alstroemeria are tuberous rooted plants with lily like blooms from June to August.  Natives of South America, the plants are tender and must be dug in the late fall and re-planted in the spring in USDA zone 6b and north.  They make excellent cut flowers or container specimens as well as lovely, long-blooming bedding plants. 

The plants are easily propagated by dividing and can be sown from seed with some care.  FOR TRANSPLANTS FROM SEED: If planting in the fall when seeds become ripe, plant in pots or trays.  Keep moist at 55F.  Transplant seedlings when they are 2 inches tall in flats of rich soil.  Seedlings should be kept out of frost for the winter in a cold frame or greenhouse.  Transplant outdoors in the spring when temperatures do not fall below 55F.  Planting from stored seed is a bit more difficult and requires some patience to break dormancy.  Soak seed for 24 hours prior to sowing.  Plant in pots or trays and keep moist at 80F for 4 weeks.  Transfer seed trays to a temperature of 40F for 4 weeks, than after this time, increase heat to 70F for 4 weeks.  Transplant seedlings when they reach 2 inches in height.  Plant outdoors when all danger of frost is past.  In cooler climates, dig roots in the late fall and store them in boxes or trays, layered in hay or straw.  In warmer climates (south of USDA zone 6b) you may simply cover the plants with a layer of straw or mulch for the winter.  

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