Alstromeria Re-Emerging

I have several alstromeria or Peruvian lily plants in my backyard garden. When their flowering season concludes, the plant’s many “branches” dry up, as shown in the photo. Inimg_1379 autumn, the plant re-emerges, and because it is a tuber, many “plantlets” emerge in a wide swath around the original plant, as shown. It will eventually be very lush (see my previous posts on alstromeria, in flower, with photos).

It grows quite prolifically, in flowers and leaves, so if you want a tightly controlled garden design where plants stay within a tidy space, this plant may not be for you. Over the years, I’ve rather enjoyed the free-flowing growing patterns of this and other plants. Alstromeria flowers and leaves are beautiful in color and shape and always appreciated!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: There have been reports that alstromeria or Peruvian lily plant is poisonous if it is ingested. Please take care with this plant. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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