Peruvian Lily Piggybacker

By Published On: May 11th, 20200.5 min readCategories: Photos

These Peruvian Lilies (Alstromeria aurea) piggybacked in with some society garlic plants years ago. The garlic has long since moved to large pots out front, but I let these guys run wild under our Cherimoya tree by the deck.

They’re quite tall for Alstromeria — almost 4 feet — but the color and complexity of the flower is really amazing. They bloom here in San Diego from February to May, which a nursery person told me means they are a Brazilian variety. The Chilean variety blooms in summer.

Brazilian, Chilean, Peruvian, whatever. They look great.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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