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EUCOMIS (Pineapple flower)

EUCOMIS (Pineapple flower)

EUCOMIS (Pineapple flower)

(Pineapple flower)Easy and unusual late summer flowering bulbs. They require a dry dormant period in winter and are probably best grown against a sunny wall. They are excellent in large pots. I just pop mine into the garage for the winter and re-pot each spring. Feed and water well for best results.

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EUCOMIS AUTUMNALIS (zambesiaca)

Award of Garden MeritThis is a dwarf species  of the popular pineapple flower with apple-green foliage and a slender spike of white flowers in the late summer.  It is a perfect pot plant for a sunny patio or they can be grown in any good sunny position. Winter dormant. Pot grown plants should be kept  dry in winter - the back of a garage or under the greenhouse staging is perfect,  In the open ground plant the bulbs at least 10cm deep in a well darined soil in full sun.

Height: 12"

Flowers: Aug - Sept

Price: 3 = £6.00

EUCOMIS AUTUMNALIS (zambesiaca)

EUCOMIS BICOLOR

Large compact spikes of nodding, pale green, maroon-tipped flowers above broad leaves. Spectacular long lasting seed heads. Excellent crammed into a large pot or fully hardy for a sunny bed in full sun where it might seed around! Winter dormant. Pot grown plants should be kept  dry in winter - the back of a garage or under the greenhouse staging is perfect,  In the open ground plant the bulbs at least 10cm deep in a well drained soil in full sun.

Award of Garden MeritHeight: 14"

Flowers: August-September

Price: 3 = £6.00

EUCOMIS BICOLOR

EUCOMIS COMOSA 'SPARKLING BURGUNDY'

This is one of the most striking of the summer flowering pineapple flowers. It has fat spikes of bronzy-red flowers and bronzed foliage. One of the best and fantastic against a sunny wall where it will clump up quickly. It is  fully hardy for a sunny bed in full sun Winter dormant. Pot grown plants should be kept  dry in winter - the back of a garage or under the greenhouse staging is perfect,  In the open ground plant the bulbs at least 20cm deep in a well drained soil in full sun.

Height: 2’

Flowers: July-August

 

Price:

7.50

EUCOMIS COMOSA  'SPARKLING BURGUNDY'

EUCOMIS COMOSA (punctata)

This is a very handsome form of the summer flowering pineapple flower. They produce a very large, bold spike of outward facing flowers in shades of pinkish-green or cream , crowned with a tuft of leaves. Long basal leaves. Striking. Sunny border and excellent against a wall where they will make large clumps in time.  In the open ground plant the bulbs at least 20cm deep. They are musch hardier than at first thought.

Height:24"

Flowers: Aug-Sep

price:  £3.00 each; 3 = £8

EUCOMIS COMOSA (punctata)

EUCOMIS LEIA

This is a  superb new dwarf variety of the summer flowering pinepapple flower. It has small spike of intense reddish-pink flowers. Excellent in pots and very vigorous. It is  fully hardy for a sunny bed in full sun. Winter dormant. Pot grown plants should be kept  dry in winter - the back of a garage or under the greenhouse staging is perfect,  In the open ground plant the bulbs at least 20cm deep in a well drained soil in full sun.

Height: 10"

Flowers: July-September

Price: £6.00 each; 3 = £16.50

EUCOMIS LEIA

EUCOMIS POLE-EVANSII

(Pineapple flower) This is the giant of the genus — a bulb that almost looks you in the eye! Towering 10 inch wide spikes of creamy-green flowers. It is fully hardy - just plant at least 8" deep. It will probably not flower the first year while it settles but then the display gets better every year. Huge bulbs with broad strap shaped leaves.

Height: 5’

Flowers: Aug-Sep

 

Price:

9.00

EUCOMIS POLE-EVANSII

EUCOMIS VANDERMERWEI

Award of Garden MeritAn amazing new dwarf Eucomis with intensely speckled, prostrate leaves and deep rusty red flowers. One of the most distinct of all these autumn flowering bulbs and well worth growing although it is probably not fully hardy. We have grown it outside for some years in a well drained soil in full sun. Winter dormant.  Good pan plant for a sunny patio. keep pots dry in winter - back of the garage or under the greenhouse staging. Also known as the more pronouncable "Octopussy".

Height: 7"

Flowers: Aug/Sep

Price: £6 each, 3 = £16.90

EUCOMIS VANDERMERWEI
 

Award of Garden Merit =those plants given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.

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