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Peruvian Lily

Posted by ianbrazil Brazil 11 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 7, 12 at 20:42

I realize that Alstroemerias are distinct from lilies but as there is no specific forum I thought I'd take advantage of the common misconception...
I know Alstroemerias are fairly hardy and can certainly be grown in Zones 7 or 8, my question is how "warm hardy" are they? I have heard that if the soil temperature rises above 72F they will not flower. Is there anyone in the far south or Hawaii who grows these successfully?

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RE: Peruvian Lily

They are recommended for hardiness zones as high as 11 or AHS heat zones 8-10 (upto 90-150 days of temps above 86F). In warmer climates, these are considered "cool season" plants and flower best when temps are moderate. Since they are such a popular cut flower to the florist trade, there are a lot of greenhouses that specialize in them and they recommend keeping temperatures no higher than 75F to minimize blind shoots.

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