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Eucomis comosa zambesiaca (Package of 3)
Classification: Eucomis (USDA Zones 9-10 best)
Bulb Size: Our standard for bulbs of this cultivar of Eucomis is Premium-size™ (10/12cm)
Useful for bright sunny spots; locate bulbs where they will receive extra water during active growth in summer, but can be protected from saturating winter and spring rainfall. Planting bulbs under an overhang or in pots would be suitable. These bulbs emerge very late in spring, but grow rapidly and will flower for up to 5 or 6 weeks when established. Full sun is preferred, but light shade in a hotter climate is acceptable. Attractive foliage and berries. Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location. Growing instructions with order.
Pure white, compact plant, that is excellent in containers. Similar in growth to E. autumnalis, but les hardy, so it needs a protected area during the winter. If garden-planted, mulch and protect with plastic to keep it dryer. USDA Zone 9-10. 12 to 16 inches. August/September.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base