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Alstroemeria psittacina, Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, New Zealand Christmas Bell

Alstroemeria psittacina

Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, New Zealand Christmas Bell
Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Origin: northern Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Alstroemeria psittacina is a parent of many of the spectacularly colorful Alstroemeria hybrids. The flowers are crimson on the outside with light lemon-lime shades at the petal tips and on the inside. The interior of the flower is streaked with greenish-black.

Parrotlily has escaped cultivation and naturalized in many parts of the world, including the southeastern U.S.

Parrotlilies like rich, slightly acidic soils (pH 5.8 -6.8). Grow in full sun where summer temperatures are moderate. High or partial shade is preferred in hot climates.


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Alstroemeria psittacina, Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, New Zealand Christmas Bell
Alstroemeria psittacina, Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, New Zealand Christmas Bell
Alstroemeria psittacina, Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, New Zealand Christmas Bell


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