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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

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

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