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Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs)
Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis Bicolor Eucomis Bicolor 'The Pineapple Lily' The pineapple lily Eucomis Bicolor
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Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis

Eucomis bulbs for sale

Also known as Pineapple Lily
Genus Eucomis
Colours Pale green with purple edge
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 40cm / 16"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Well drained Soil
Bulb Size 14/16cm
Shipping est Dispatched in 3-5 working days
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2020)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented No
Double flowered No
HDEV G
17673

Description of Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis

Eucomis Bicolor is also known as the Pineapple Lily.

Eucomis are bulbous perennials forming a large pineapple shaped formation with an erect stem bearing many star-shaped flowers, topped by a crown leaves. Eucomis flower in late summer and early autumn.

E. bicolor is a perennial that will grow to 45-50cm tall, bearing a dense amount of star-shaped pale green flowers with each tepal edged in a dark purple colour. Eucomis bulbs will flower in late summer and early autumn.


Eucomis Bicolor bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Eucomis Bicolor bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Eucomis

  • Find a location in full sun/partial shade.
  • Eucomis can be grown in most soil types, please ensure it is well-drained.
  • Water freely when in flower. 

How to plant Eucomis in pots

  • We recommend planting in a loam-based compost like John Innes No.3 with added grit.
  • Mix 2/3 compost to 1/3 horticultural grit. 
  • Plant in a wide, shallow pan container.
  • Plant bulbs so the tip is just below the surface.
  • Allow 7-15cm (3-6") apart.

How to plant Eucomis in the garden

  • Plant each bulb 10-15cm (4-6") deep to protect from frost damage and 15cm (6") apart.

Plant care: Eucomis Bicolor bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to care for Eucomis

  • Eucomis may need protecting over winter. Apply a mulch to protect from hard frosts. Cover with 10cm thick of bark or leaf mould. 
  • Containers can be kept in a frost-free place over winter, bring them into shelter from October. Allow the compost to dry out for the bulbs to become dormant. 
  • If you wish to lift them, dry the bulbs off and store them in a frost-free place such a shed or greenhouse. 
  • In the spring, give your pots a top dress with a general fertiliser like Growmore. 

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Soil mix for Eucomis Bicolor

This question was asked by
- P. Bonehill

I have just planted my oriental lily bulbs in my usual ericaceous + JInnes no2. Can I put these in the same mix ?

Yes, Eucomis Bicolor will be fine planted in the same mix of Ericaceous and John Innes No.2. Do ensure they have good drainage as well.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)


Loraine Hart
What to do with Eucomis Bicolor after it has flowered
This question was asked by - Philip
I bought three last marchnand they have been really good for the last 3 months. How do I treat them over the winter ? Can I leave Eucomis Bulbs outside or are they better in my shed ? Should I cut off the flowering stems ?

Once your Eucomis has finished flowering, cut away the flower heads and allow the foliage to die back. Once it has turned yellow, the foliage can be removed. If you are leaving your Eucomis outside, they will need protecting over winter. Apply a mulch to protect from hard frosts. Cover with 10cm thick of bark or leaf mould. If your Eucomis are in containers, they need to be kept in a frost-free place over winter, bring them into shelter (like a shed or greenhouse) from October. Allow the compost to dry out for the bulbs to become dormant. If you wish to lift your Eucomis bulbs, dry the bulbs off and store them in a frost-free place such a shed or greenhouse.

Loraine Hart
Eucomis

This question was asked by
- Anne Hutton

Do I cut back stems and leaves? Or leave to die back normally like Daffodils? Thank you

After flowering- It is important with all bulbs to allow the leaves to die back naturally after flowering. Winter protection- Eucomis are not fully hardy and the bulbs need to be protected from frost. Apply a mulch to protect from hard frosts. Cover with 10cm thick of bark or leaf mould.
Containers can be kept in a frost-free place over winter, bring them into shelter from October. Allow the compost to dry out for the bulbs to become dormant.
If you wish to lift them, dry the bulbs off and store them in a frost-free place such a shed or greenhouse.


The Hart Family
eucomis bicolor

This question was asked by
- M. Coates

please can you let us know when you may be able to sell us the above bulbs. presume after the current lock down is lifted Thankyou?

Hi there,
I have a few Eucomis Bicolor left in stock if you wish to order them - we are still delivering. We are dispatching about 5 working days.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)


The Hart Family


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