Bought some alstroemeria flowers at the grocery store. when I took them out of the sleeve, I got seeds all over.
Has anyone ever planted them and got plants/flowers?
I don't think I've ever planted any of those...but hey, no harm in trying! You might get a pretty surprise!
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Are you sure they're seeds? Alstro's have stamens that fall off. They're pretty small & they're dark & oblong. There would be a lack of flowers & seed pods.
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Whether you can, successfully, grow "Alstromeria", Peruvian Lily, depends on whether you can get viable seed. Some of the hybrids, which will most likely be those purchased in a grocers, will seldom produce viable seed. Where this plant is hardy (Zones 6 through 10), and if non hybrids are planted, it can become invasive, so if the right plants are used viable seeds can be gotten.
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Seeds are available online but I wonder whether or not you would get the type of plant that you can buy for about $15 at a nursery. Maybe some of the smaller varieties would work out but the taller varieties used in floral arrangements are grown commercially just like long stem roses.
Thanks for everyone's input.
I was wondering about the viability. Know the problems with many commercial items you buy. probably won't waste my time as i forget to water baby plants quite often... chris
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