|Unnamed Alstroemeria in my garden|
|Closeup of Alstroemeria|
It was probably a mistake not to spend some time considering its location because alstroemerias are notoriously hard to remove once they are established. However, I was lucky with this one since I think its location is great. But that was not planned by me--it just happened.
Last year was the first year that this plant bloomed so spectacularly and it bloomed for a very long time. I let it go to seed and this year I have lots of little seedlings in the garden. I am saving some of those because I want more of this elsewhere in the garden. I don't know if the flowers of the seedlings will be the same color, but it will be interesting to see what they do.
I am liking alstroemerias more and more now that I have seen this one. Previously I have grown the variegated Alstroemeria psittacina which has white and green variegated leaves and red and green flowers. It is a durable plant once established, but it has never been especially showy like the alstroemeria pictured above. I have also grown florists' alstroemerias and yellow alstroemerias but none of those greatly impressed me like this one. Indeed, the yellow alstroemeria proved to be a rampant weed in my prior garden.