Eucomis bicolor

£3.50

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 over-wintered indoors in a cool greenhouse, though we are trying it out in a well drained bed here at Lewis Cottage as a trial!

Position: In a pot, in shade
Soil: Well drained
Rate of growth: Slow
Flowering period: Mid Summer
Hardiness:  Not hardy
Pot size: 9cm
Eventual height and spread: 1ft x 8″

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Product Description

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 over-wintered indoors in a cool greenhouse, though we are trying it out in a well drained bed here at Lewis Cottage as a trial! H30cm Size 9cm
Position: In a pot, in shade
Soil: Well drained
Rate of growth: Slow
Flowering period: Mid Summer
Hardiness:  Not hardy
Pot size: 9cm
Eventual height and spread: 1ft x 8″