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    Eucomis - Pineapple Lily

    I truly look forward to this bulb sprouting. The foliage is pretty, and the bloom is really, really neat.

    They say it comes in red and pink, I think. But I don't have any of those.

    I have never tried to propagate it. It seems to do quite well multiplying on its own. I have two pots of it, and one day, some will be placed in the ground.

    I am a little protective of some of my plants, but I must admit this one is not given any kind of special consideration when it comes to freezing weather. It is hardy to about 10 degrees.
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    Still around...
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    As cut flowers you cannot beat these lilies - they last for months in the vase.


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    Thanks, Abby!

    I never even thought about using them for cut flowers!!!!! That is a cool idea!

    Flowers are forming now, so hopefully, I will remember to take a picture.

    Also, it would help to spell it correctly, so I'll fix that!
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    I hope you have not forgotten to take a pix of the one with the pink edge - I am dying to see what colour it is.

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    Abby,

    They bloom petals are white. I was hoping that there would be other colors, but the two that are in bloom are white.

    I will take a picture when more blooms open.

    Right now, I have a few days off, so I am researching upgrading this forum software.

    I absolutely MUST get rid of these spammers that keep joining. I have managed to block them from posting, but they still exist.
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    After I post this, I will move this thread to 'bulbs'....

    Here ya go, Abby!
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    That is BEAUTIFUL - what a delightful bloom it is

    Thanks for sharing that bit of magic

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    My collection was not large, but they were in 3 gallon pots and unfortunately, left outside to see if they would withstand the 17 degree record low. They didn't. They are all gone, but I will try again. They normally survive our winters in pots, so next time, I will simply plant them in the ground and wish for the best. Most of them are easily replaceable, and they are not expensive, so I will try again.
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    I believe your first white one is E. Frank Lawley

    This is the last of my Eucomis blooms.

    It is a maiden bloom from my cross of E. Autumnalis x E. Sparkling Burgandy




    Sorry about the horizontal position but unfortunatelly it was blown over by a gale wind overnight, so I will just have to enjoy the bloom indoors.

    Hmm! might have to get a rid of a few bugs of it first which I had not noticed till now
    Abby

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