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Eucomis Comosa (Pack of 3 Bulbs)
Eucomis Comosa (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis Comosa
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Eucomis Comosa (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis

Eucomis Comosa bulbs for sale

Also known as Pineapple Lily
Genus Eucomis Comosa
Colours Pink/Purple
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 40cm / 16"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Well-drained Soil
Bulb Size 14/16cm
Hardiness Apply a mulch over winter to protect against frost
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented No
HDEV G
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Description of Eucomis Comosa (Pack of 3 Bulbs) Eucomis

Eucomis Comosa are of African origin and commonly named the Pineapple lily due to its resemblance of the fruit. Each stem will produce architectural foliage with long flower heads that are made up of hundreds of little star-shaped pink to purple flowers. Long flowering during the summer months. 
 
Pack of 3 Bulbs.
Eucomis Comosa Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Eucomis Comosa 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 Comosa 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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Eremurus identification:

This question was asked by
- J. Kiersey

I have just bought bulbs at Bloom and I have forgotten the name of what looks like an octopus, can you remind me please? Also Jonathan is a very helpful chap.

This sounds like Eremurus to me. I have attached some of the varieties we have online for you:

Eremurus Bungei (harts1124)

Eremurus Cleopatra (harts1125)

Eremurus Robustus (harts1126)

I will be sure to pass on your comments to Jonathan. Thanks ever so much.

Best wishes
Victoria Hart


The Hart Family
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


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