Eucomis pole-evansii White
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Another rare and hard to get Pineapple Lily, Eucomis pole-evansii White (Eucomis pole-evansii) features wavy geen leaves growing around 1 metre tall and compact white flowers that will reach 1.3-1.5 metres tall. After flowering purple/black berries form along the flower head creating a long lasting display in the garden or vase.
This stunning feature plant requires regular watering during the growing months to achieve such an impressive size.
Plant these large 6 year old flowering sized bulbs just below the soil surface in a well drained fertile soil and prepare to be amazed.
Pineapple Lilies are hardy easy to grow and the sheer size and stature of this giant will look amazing wherever it is grown. Dormant during the Winter months and coming to life in late Spring, the Summer blooming flowers have an extremely long life making them ideal in large tubs as specimen plants or in clumps in the garden bed.
Eucomis prefers a full sun to part shade position and will cope with light frosts in cooler climates. If planted in a windy area staking will help keep the impressive flowers upright.
Supplied as dormant bulbs.
Please Note: Orders containing this item will be dispatched in early June.
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Suitable for areas with part shade
- Ideal in pots or containers
- Suitable to cut for vases
- Plant 30cm apart
- Grows to Up to 1.5m high
- Ideal Growing Regions:
- Mild Tropical
- View growing regions on the Climate Map
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Common Name: PINEAPPLE LILY
Botanical Name: Eucomis comosa
Family Name: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Planting Time: Winter and Spring
Flowering: Summer and Early Autumn
Planting Width: 25 – 30cm. Depth: Level with or just under the soil surface.
Positioning: Full Sun to Part Shade
General Information: Very hardy plant with unusual and attractive flowers. Suitable for all climates.
Soil: Rich, well drained soil.
Watering: Normal watering is required during dry periods.
Fertilising: Work through a well rotted animal manure, blood and bone or complete fertiliser before planting.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers. Leave undisturbed for many years. If lifting, do so after the foliage has died back, remove offsets. Store in a cool dry and airy position before replanting in Spring.
Likes: Being undisturbed, wet soil.
✔ Ideal for Large Tubs.
Tips: Cut flowers last up to 6 weeks in a vase.
Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.
Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.
The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:
- Tropical – hot humid summer .
- Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
- Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
- Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter