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Eucomis bicolor

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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A spectacular plant, with spikes of purple-edged, pale green star-shaped flowers on purple-spotted stems in July and August, topped with a pineapple-like tuft above a rosette of wide, fleshy leaves. This distinctive, summer-flowering bulb looks stunning planted in clumps in a large, well-drained container or in a sunny, exotic-style garden. Since it’s not fully hardy in frost-prone areas, it’s best over-wintered indoors in a cool greenhouse, though we are trying it out in a well drained bed here

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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Eucomis bicolor


Eucomis bicolor. This species is a summer flowering bulb, it will bear spikes of green or greenish white flowers with purple-margined petals, they are topped by a cluster of leaf-like bracts. It will reach 45cm)in height with a spread of 60cm.


They are frost hardy, but in severe winters you will need to protect with dead bracken or loose, rough peat. They will need full sun and well drained soil. Plant them in the spring and water freely in the summer growing period.

Interest and use

Grown for their dense spikes of flowers.

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Eucomis bicolor | Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

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