Category Archives: Eucomis

What to do with Eucomis Bicolor after it has flowered

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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

Pineapple lily – Eucomis

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Lyn Hall

How do I store the Pineapple lily – Eucomis bulbs over winter?

To protect Eucomis bulbs in the garden over winter we would suggest

covering them with a layer of dry mulch, such as bark or leaf mould. Alternatively, lift the bulbs, dry them off and store in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or shed.

Containers can be brought into a frost-free place in mid Autumn (Oct). You can allow the compost to dry out and the bulbs will become dormant. Remove all the dry and yellowed foliage.

Place back outside and start watering again in late March or April.
Loraine Hart

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs)

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Jams Hale

What type of potting soli do I require for these bulbs. I have planted these previously in leaf mould grit and compost in equal proportions
Could you suggest the best medium for potted bulbs I can stand outside in protective situation.
Many thanks

Hi there,

I would suggest using John Innes No. 3 with plenty of sand or grit for the drainage.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)

Best wishes
Loraine Hart

Eucomis Bicolor

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Can you confirm when you will have Eucomis Bicolor tubers available for sale? Presumably this will be the best time for planting?

Eucomis Bicolor are available to order now and will be shipped in the Spring when they need planting..

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)

Best wishes,
Loraine Hart