Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Flower Color: Pink/maroon
Foliage Type: chocolate stem, burgundy ruffle-edged, strappy leaves
Bloom time: August-September
Height: 18 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Light requirements: Full sun
Plant depth: 3 inches of soil over root
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Eucomis may appear exotic, but they are actually very easy to grow. Simply plant the bulbs in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Make sure the soil temperature is 65 degrees or warmer, as eucomis bulbs will not grow in cold soil.
In northern zones, eucomis grow best in full sun. In areas where the sun is more intense, however, the plants benefit from some shade during the hottest part of the day. They are generally hardy down to about 20°F. In colder areas they may be grown as annuals, or the bulbs can be dug up and stored indoors in the winter for replanting the following spring.
Grow Eucomis in loose, well-drained soil. Heavy or soggy soil may cause the bulbs to rot. At the start of the growing season, it's best to keep the soil barely moist. Once the plant has several leaves, start watering consistently, keeping the soil relatively moist until after flowering.
Feed with a dose of liquid fertilizer in early spring and occasionally add a weak tomato feed when watering in summer. They may require supporting. In late autumn, apply a thick mulch of bark over the plant. Old leaves and flower stems should be removed only once they turn yellow.
Never blossomed. Plant was enormous and healthy, but it never bloomed. Any ideas why. Maybe it'll bloom this year. Bulb size and quality was great.
Great quality bulb
I received the bulbs in great condition, I planted them in pots and they bloomed beautifully.
I would like true bulk handling and less packaging
I wont know for a season