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Alstroemeria psittacina ~ Parrot Lily (Syn. Alstroemeria pulchella)

Alstroemeria psittacina is a rambunctiously spreading perennial. The plants are more drought tolerant than our natural rainfall and will persist in the dry garden quite enthusiastically. Alstroemeria psittacina grows 2-3 feet tall and can spread as much as a foot a year. Parrot Lily plants are great as cut flowers. Alstroemeria psittacina blooms Spring and Summer. Plants are Winter deciduous and Winter hardy at least to zone 7, and likely more with mulch protection.

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Alstroemeria psittacina, Parrot Lily