Alstroemeria Salmon ~ Salmon Chilean Lily
Alstroemeria 'Salmon' is a lively sort of pastel, not quite calming, but I guess you wouldn't expect that from a Chilean Lily. The Salmon Chilean Lily cultivar typically grows from 2-4 feet. Alstroemeria Salmon will steadily spread by underground rhizomes. I plan on a 4-6" advance each season, but that can vary somewhat by water availability, or a kept in check by a timely division or two. Alstroemeria plants are quite drought tolerant, dropping their foliage if times get too tough. The magenta purple variety will hold its foliage in the garden the longest in the Winter, Alstroemeria Salmon will likely go dormant when temperatures drop into the mid 20's, plants are root hardy to the mid teens. The Chilean lilies have been hybridized extensively. There are a number of beautiful colors offered in the marketplace. Many are named more are not. The colors range from purple, to red, to yellow, and some even have green markings. The varieties that have a lot of yellow are often more likely to be dormant during the winter. All of the Alstroemeria species make excellent long lasting cut flowers.
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