About fifty species of Alstroemeria
are native to South America. Hybrids are
popular in gardens and as cut flowers. Most are weak growers in north Florida. It flowers in
late spring. The flowers of parrot flower are red with yellow and green
markings and spots in the throat. The plant is dormant in winter.
See plants on the west side of building 9.
A small herbaceous plant with flower spikes reaching two to three feet tall.
Light: part shade
Water: well-drained soil, tolerates some drought
Soil: average garden soil
This is an easy plant to grow in a moist, well-drained soil
in part shade. Parrot flower can spread aggressively and may not be appropriate
for a small garden.
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