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**Eucomis - 'Tiny Piny Pearl' (Bag of 3 bulbs)
Sorry, not available this spring, the bulb size was too small to sell and they were replanted. The collection will have a substitution with 'Tiny Piny Opal' replacing the bag of 'Tiny Piny Pearl'.
Flower Description: Creamy white - and as with real pearls, there can be just a tint of pink to the flowers – plants grow about 10-12 inches across and up to 8 or 10 inches tall, depending on light.
For comparison sake, the “Tiny Piny” Series is more diminutive in growth than E. autumnalis, that grows between 14 and 18 inches tall in my garden, the bulbs are also much smaller (size 10/12 cm in circumference) and are slightly earlier blooming. During warm spring/summer days, you can expect flowering in about 9 to 12 weeks after planting. Suitable for growing a single bulb in a 6-inch pot or three in a 10-inch container, they enjoy a warm, sunny location and as with the larger “cousins” are long-blooming with seedpods adding to the show later in the year.
Hardy to USDA Zone 7 (colder with insulating mulch) Gardeners in colder climates should consider lifting the bulbs or bringing pots indoors to store in a frost-free location. We have bulbs against our house, Zone 7/8, in a slightly raised bed, protected from our winter rainfall of 50+ inches and they do well. Plant after danger of deep frost is past and soil begins to warm (e.g. May in Seattle), spacing 2 to 3 inches apart, covered with one to two inches of fluffy, amended soil. If desired, light mulch after top growth begins.
As with all Eucomis, flowering stems begin very tiny and continue to expand throughout summer. Eucomis bulbs are long-lived and although they prefer to be left undisturbed, offsets can be detached from the mother bulb in fall, taking an additional two years before the babies flower. Bulbs are guaranteed true-to-name, not for failure to bloom first summer, loss due to over watering or winter conditions. (Photo courtesy of hybridizer, Eddie Walsh)
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