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Plant ID please...

Post by musabasjoos » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:40 pm

Hi Guys,

My lilies have been absolutely ruined by those bloody red beetles this year as well as last year. So they are going and I think I've found a possible replacement for them.

I spotted these in a neighbors garden. Sorry about the quality of my phone camera.

Anybody know what these are?
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Re: Plant ID please...

Post by bobbyd44 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:42 pm

day lillies...Hemerocallis.....
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Post by Conifers » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Peruvian Lily Alstroemeria aurea. Nice flowers, but also an invasive weed almost impossible to get rid of!


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Post by musabasjoos » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:51 pm

bobbyd44 wrote:day lillies...Hemerocallis.....
I thought that too at first Rob, but i agree with conifers.
Conifers wrote:Peruvian Lily Alstroemeria aurea. Nice flowers, but also an invasive weed almost impossible to get rid of!

I knew id get an instant answer here, thanks. icon_thumleft
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Post by Petefree » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:15 pm

They aren't all as invasive as A aurea. Look for some of the named varieties, often sold as 'Princess Lilies' which come in various colours and with larger flowers and are a bit better behaved. Also the older Alstroemeria 'Ligtu Hybrids' come in various colours and again are not as invasive as the species.
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Post by musabasjoos » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:47 am

Pete, Ive only just spotted your reply. I have ordered Alstroemeria aurea which after the info posted here, it will go in a pot. Ive also ordered Alstroemeria pssitacina, which will go in the ground.
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