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Hoy

How long did it take before they germinated
How old are your plants
and do you grow them outside , glasshouse or in a poly-tunnel
at which temperature in the winter

Lots of questions
but it is the first time I try to grow Alstoemeria
I thought they where all tall plants

now I found small plants
I want try to grow them

Roland

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bulborum wrote:

Hoy

How long did it take before they germinated
How old are your plants
and do you grow them outside , glasshouse or in a poly-tunnel
at which temperature in the winter

Lots of questions
but it is the first time I try to grow Alstoemeria
I thought they where all tall plants

now I found small plants
I want try to grow them

Roland

I got the seed in fall and planted them immediately. They germinated during the spring and grew for some months but they took an early fall and went dormant in June. Those I still have are two years old. They try to start growing late fall but I keep them cool in pots as long as possible. I don't want them to grow now as the light level is poor. They're still in pots which I bring into a greenhouse when it gets frosty outside. however this autumn has been mild and slugs have eaten the new growth but I think the roots still are OK.

I intend to grow them outside in a sunny bed next year as I chose the hardier species available. I already have Alstroemeria aurea and it is completely hardy here but tall!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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The only one I have in the garden is a A. ligtu hybrid
tall and flowering every year

the flowers are nice
but much to tall for me

Do you know if the plants can handle greenhouse temperatures in pots ?

Roland

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Roland, I do not think the like to freeze in the pots but they take a few degrees below 0C during the night. (At least those I have grown)

I can't tell whether they tolerate very high temps in summer - my plants never experience that!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Sounds good
My poly-tunnels are just free of frost
What means that on some places
the temperature drops down to -2 / -3 °C

I will try the species in the soil in a few years
First they have to germinate and to grow :)

Roland

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I just got in seeds from Chili

Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans
Alstroemeria werdermannii var. flavicans
Rhodophiala sp. #1006
Rhodophiala laeta
Tropaeolum hookerianum ssp. austropurpureum

Roland

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I sowed ome of those last year and they germinated easily. Now the small plants are dormant and I hope they'll sproute again this spring!

bulborum, do you intend to grow all those plants in pots?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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I have to do that
In a normal winter here they will freeze

Roland

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For the first time in flower here
the miniature Tropaeolum brachyceras

Roland

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Congratulations, Roland!

Those can be difficult to grow!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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