Eucomis bicolor

2 + 1 FREE tubers £14.97 £9.98
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available to order from winter 2021
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Buy Eucomis bicolor pineapple lily: Huge, exotic, spiky flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost with sharp sand or grit for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A spectacular plant, with spikes of purple-edged, pale green star-shaped flowers on purple-spotted stems in July and August, topped with a pineapple-like tuft above a rosette of wide, fleshy leaves. This distinctive, summer-flowering bulb looks stunning planted in clumps in a large, well-drained container or in a sunny, exotic-style garden. Since it's not fully hardy in frost-prone areas, it's best overwintered indoors in a cool greenhouse.

  • Garden care: Water freely during the growing season and sparingly during winter. Protect the crown of the plant with a dry winter mulch or overwinter indoors under glass. Top-dress or repot container-grown specimens each spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Eucomis bicolor

"Like an orchid on steroids with pineapple-topped cream-green flowers finely rimed in and flecked in claret-red and framed by hosta-like, vivid-green foliage - this coconut-scented exotic is proving hardier than first thought - it lasts in water too"

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Lovely

5

Beautiful plant, easy to grow.

Scottish lass

Scotland

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Stunning

5

Highly recommended if you would like something a little different. I chose to grow these in a large pot by the front door, and everyone stopped to admire them.

Jo's Mum

East of England

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Really happy

5

Really pleased at the growth, vigour and flowering strength of this plant.

Stephen Chicken man

East Yorkshire

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