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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.

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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

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