Sunday, July 19, 2009
Yellow Friendship Pervuian Lily
Alstroemeria violacea ‘Yellow Friendship’
Synonyms: Lirio de Campo, Alstroemeria paupercula, Country Lily
There seems to be a lack of information about this flower variety. There was only one real reference (that I found) to it at Digging Dog Nursery. That sure is a nursery Ruby and Juno could work at. This flower was blooming in the Ladies Border at the New York Botanical Garden. It wasn’t what you would expect to see in the Bronx. The page at DDN says ‘Yellow Friendship’ is hardy to Zone 8 (USDA) and in a good winter it might over winter at the NYBG. It certainly could never make it around here in Connecticut. By good winter I mean not too much cold or snow, easy would probably be a better term. The Ladies Border is a collection of southern and half hardy plants. Check out the ‘About’ link for a brief history.
The buds were really nice looking on this plant and the flowers had plenty of detail on them. The last shot is some of the spent flowers that fell down near the base of some Silver Sage (Salvia argentea).
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