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Family: AsparagaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: Brown/Purple/RedFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 60cm to 90cm (2' to 3')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10CPot Size: 1.4L
Approx. 80 in stock
A lovely form with strongly bronzed leaves and dark brown stems supporting big spikes of pinkish flowers with green tips! Drained, good soil in full sun. 75cm?
This is more brown leaved than the commonly grown 'Sparkling Burgundy' (which is really purple!) and the flowers are much lighter and held in bigger, taller spikes.
Many people find that Eucomis are fine to grow in the garden all year round and the success of this is likely more dependant on drainage than temperature, so somewhere with very good drainage in full sun should be fine.
If growing in a container take it inside a frost-free place in early winter when the leaves have just died off and keep dry until mid-late spring. Slowly increase water and move outside hardening off until in full gorwth by early June.
From Avon Bulbs.
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 comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'£7.50
AGM Near white flowers soon flush pink then near purple on dark burgundy stems over clumps of striking leaves the same colour. Full sun, drained soil. 60cm.
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.