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I have been trying to identify this pretty flower. Any ideas?

 

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biguglystick Sep 25, 2020 01:54 PM
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Alstromeria. In the lily family. DEADLY to cats!!! Be careful bringing any lilies into the house if you have cats!

Magwitch Sep 25, 2020 08:46 AM
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They will naturalize in your yard, flowering in abundance in summer and going dormant in fall. If you pull the spent stalk out at its base, giving it a gentle tug, this promotes more flowering. Use this method to gather flowers for a vase as well. Stalks are either sterile or flowering, and you can tell pretty early which is which. They are considered invasive in some parts of the country, but I love them and they're welcome in my garden.

swarfmaster Sep 25, 2020 08:07 AM
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I've seen these in the wild in the Atacama. Really great bloomers in a wide range of colors including white.

notme Sep 24, 2020 11:29 AM
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I have them in my yard. They come in a variety of colors. My Sunset Western Garden Book lists orange, yellow, shades of pink, rose, red, lilac, white, and purple. There are different varieties, with stems ranging from 2-5' tall.

915films Sep 24, 2020 09:29 AM
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Common name - Peruvian Lily

a-1600964259 Sep 24, 2020 09:17 AM
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Another common name is Peruvian Lily.

popcorn Sep 24, 2020 08:56 AM
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Yes, these are alstromeria, a beautiful perennial that grows from a tuber. Originally from South America, they've now become widely naturalized. The cut blooms are long-lasting, up to two weeks. Outdoors, it needs at least 6 hours of sunlight/day, regular water + well-drained soil.

Emmenanthe Sep 24, 2020 08:46 AM
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Alstroemeria

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