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Family: AsparagaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: CreamLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 45cm to 60cm (18" to 2')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10CPot Size: 1.4L
Approx. 6 in stock
Possibly the most tropical looking species with broad leaves and strong stems covered in purple spots supporting cream flowers edged purple to 50cm. Drained soil in sun.
Unless you are in a real frost pocket Eucomis bicolor is likely to be the toughest Eucomis so may be the best one to start with. Add a mulch of bark chips or similar to be even more sure if you like!
From South Africa.
Eucomis bicolor seedling£6.00
A seedling from the robust Eucomis bicolor with intermediate characters including some purple cast to the foliage. A good tough plant to 60cm. Drained soil in sun.
Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood'£12.00
Glistening white flowers with a darker purplish centre on strong pale green stems to 60cm. Bulbous perennial for well drained soil in full sun or grow in a pot and overwinter inside.
Eucomis pallidiflora ssp. pallidiflora£8.50
A giant South African bulb better known by the old name: Eucomis pole-evansii. Broad green leaves and purple spotted stems of greenish cream flowers in summer to 1.2m or more. Drained but good soil in sun. Fairly hardy.