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Bomarea salsilla - (L.)Herb.
                 
Common Name
Family Alstroemeriaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and thickets in mountains, by the coast in C. Chile, favouring humid areas[139].
Range S. America - Chile.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Bomarea salsilla


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Bomarea salsilla
   
Physical Characteristics
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Bomarea salsilla is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in flower in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Tuber - cooked[2, 61, 105, 177]. Starchy[46].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a warm sunny position and a well-drained slightly acid soil[1, 200]. Plants are possibly hardy in the milder areas of Britain[1]. They tolerate temperatures down to about 0°cc, but the roots will survive lower temperatures if they are given a good thick organic mulch over the winter[200, 260]. Plants prefer a minimum night temperature of 10°c[138]. Keep the plants almost dry in winter[138]. The mulch should be removed as growth commences in the spring because the young shoots are very susceptible to slug damage[K]. This genus is closely related to Alstroemeria species[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse, it will germinate in a few weeks[1]. Stratify stored seed for 3 weeks at 20°c, then 3 weeks at 5°c[138]. It usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 20°c[138]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring, with care since the roots are brittle. Each portion must have some roots and a growth bud[1]. Pot up the divisions, grow them on in the greenhouse until they are well established and then plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer or late spring of the following year.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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