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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Buy 6 or more tender, half-hardy or exotic plants online and get 20% off

20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Common Name: Pineapple Liliy
Plant Family: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial


A very attractive cultivar, with large strap-shaped leaves emerging beetroot-red. Masses of star-shaped pinky white flowers adorn red upright stems which are topped with a tuft of leafy bracts. Grown from leaf cuttings, not seed. The leaves may be slow to appear, this is a plant to be enjoyed from mid-summer onwards.

Eucomis   'Sparkling Burgundy'
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  1 Litre
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/Situation:  Sunny Border
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Purple
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants

Availability:  

4 in stock  

4 in stock

Price:  £6.00
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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  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

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 (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant 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.