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Eucomis pallidiflora Baker subsp. pole-evansii

Common Name: Pineapple Lily

Plant Family: Hyacinthaceae

Eucomis pallidiflora Baker subsp. pole-evansii
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Price:  £6.50
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Availability:  

  

3 in stock

Size/Qty:  1 litre pots


Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Planting Style:  evening twilight
Season of Interest:  Late summer
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  White
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee


Spectacular bulbous plant with white flowers on huge pineapple-like, 1.5ft flower heads in late summer, followed by black seed pods. Grow in very well drained soil in full sun. Hardy to -10C. Mulch in winter.


When to plant- Plant Eucomis bulbs between March and May. In frost prone areas it is best to start the bulbs off in pots and grow them on somewhere protected like a greenhouse or porch and then plant them out in the garden from around the end of May (depending on your area)
Site and Preparation- They like a very sunny position and well-drained soil. When planting out mix some grit with the backfill soil and also put a layer of grit in the bottom of the planting hole.  
Planting Depth- Plant bulbs about 15cm deep and at least 8cm apart 
Feeding- Eucomis don’t need a huge amount of feed but it is beneficial to apply a granular feed of Blood Fish and Bone in early summer as they start to grow away.
After flowering- It is important with all bulbs to allow the leaves to die back naturally after flowering. Whilst they are still green they are photosynthesising and feeding the bulb for the following year.  
Winter protection- Eucomis are not fully hardy and the bulbs need to be protected from frost. If you plant to leave the bulbs in the ground apply a good thick mulch in autumn. Otherwise you can lift the bulbs after they have died back and store them over winter somewhere frost free. If you are leaving them in containers then move these into a greenhouse/ conservatory over winter as there is a risk the compost may freeze right through.

Mainland UK  (Courier) £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
*Seeds & cuttings only (Royal Mail) £2 Click & Collect from the nursery or from Plant Fairs (2 days notice required) FREE
Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands From £10    

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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