Newsletter 7

    I want to talk today about a wonderful plant called Alstroemeria. These come in tuber and seed varieties. The plants originate from South Africa and are clump forming tubers.

    The seed variety called Jazz is a lower growing variety for the garden but performs very poorly in the heat of summer. The series called Princess Lilies comes from tubers and is designed for gardens and pots. These hold up well in the heat of summer and come in a number of colors. The plant has beautiful striping on its flowers. This is the variety that we carry. There are also long stemmed varieties designed for greenhouse cut flower production. These are used by florists in floral arrangements.

    Alstroemerias like it moist but not wet. The tubers are not hardy so you would have to dig them if you wanted to keep them over winter.

    Carol and Ed Knapton, owners of Americas's Best Flowers You’ll Love Your Garden … It’s Our Promise! May the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless
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    Sec – Treasurer Berry Hill Farms, Inc.
    DBA Americas Best Flowers Garden Center
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