Alstroemeria/Princess Lily

onederwMay 15, 2011

Yes, they are the garden's official Slug Magnet. But they are gorgeous, especially at this time of year. I have some lovely peachy apricot ones that are obviously very happy where they are (fronting Chihuly and Lady Emma Hamilton roses), so happy that they are spreading out like crazy.

That's a good thing, up to a point, but I'm wondering if I can take some of my clump and start a new stand of them in another part of the garden. Trouble is, I don't know how to begin. I know they have fleshy roots. Do I just bravely put my trowel in there and lift out some of them? Advice, please.

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I did a Google search and came up with the following discussion on GardenWeb about dividing Alstroemeria.
Hope that helps.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 11:13AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I want pictures. Please?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 2:06PM
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This patch of red Alstroemerias was eaten down in February by deer and I pulled the eaten flower stems, these are the next flush of bloom. After they bloom is a good time to dig out a batch of the roots complete with the soil and move them to a new location. They will soon fill in the area. Al

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 5:40PM
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