Classifieds and Group Buys forum: EUCOMIS..........not just for africa

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Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Texas Sempervivums
mamajack
Dec 22, 2011 12:20 PM CST
This sale includes the new mini eucomis as well as the standard eucomis. bulbs not selling well will be dropped. (i have seen these called bulbs as well as tubers.)

one note on the mini eucomis........you wont' find these anywhere in the u.s. yet i don't think. this is their trial year and are the creation of the new zealand hybridizer eddie welsh. i have one week ....ONE WEEK.....to say yay or nay on these. money won't be due till jan. and talk to susan if you need to but i have to know in one week if we want these or not. so if you have specific questions lmk because we can get info straight from mr. welsh if we need to.

Eucomis are hardy to around 5 degrees. Some of these will grow in zone 6b with mulch but mostly they need zone 7 or higher. However there is one dg'er in zone 6 that says she grows them without mulch or anything special. also note that some appear to be more hardy than others to cold so lmk if you don't find that info. and bonsaiguy reports that they grow even in zone 5 without a lot of fuss.

Bulbs/tubers can be either grown in pots in colder regions or dug in the fall and stored in a frost free location. Winter wetness is to be avoided so they need excellent drainage. And use low nitrogen fertilizer. One source recommended cactus fertilizer (5-10-5).

What i like about these is their long flowering time. In the garden they open over a 4 week period and will last 4 to 8 weeks as cut flowers. They need full sun but can take some shade. Too much shade will weaken stems and colors will be not be as vibrant. But one guy i found loved the look of shaded eucomis. the flower stems were elongated and twisted and he liked that look for cut flowers. The hotter you are the more shade they can tolerate as always.

Eddie Welsh says the dwarf eucomis will bloom about 12 weeks after planting if you plant in feb., 8 wks if in march and so on. the longer they are stored the sooner they'll bloom once you do plant them as the flower is formed while dormant. does that make sense to yall?

Standard size eucomis bloom in august/sept. in the garden. it may be that once planted the minis and the standards will all bloom at the same time but potted ones are blooming earlier. this year trials are being conducted in actual growing conditions so information will be more meaningful in years to come on the minis. Each bulb/tuber will produce one bloom so multiple plantings are recommended on all eucomis.

ORDER THREAD
http://cubits.org/notfortheserious/thread/view/65157/

Eucomis x zambesiaca hybrids (minis) Zone 7 - 10

Tiny Piny Ruby
Tiny Piny Coral
Tiny Piny Pearl
Tiny Piny Opal

size
10-12 cm. This size bulb is one per 5-6 in. pot and 3 per 10 inch pot. This is the largest size available. In greenhouse conditions these plants are 10-12 inches across and about 8 inches tall. They should be somewhat smaller in the real world esp. in the hot south.

Prices
Price reflects multiple purchase of the same variety.
2.25 each
6.00...........3
10.50..........6
18.00........12

Eucomis comosa hybrids Zones 6 to 10

Can Can
Co Co
Innocence
Katie
Megaru
Reuben
Sparkling Burgundy.....there is a question about this one....might be sparkling rosie.
Toffee
Tugela Jade
Tugela Ruby

size
16 cm plus........number one grade tubers. Standard eucomis reach 24-30 inches tall.


Prices for all except Sparkling Burgundy, Tugela Jade and Tugela Ruby
Price reflects multiple purchase of the same variety.
2.50 each
6.75...............3
12.00............6
21.00..........12

Prices for Sparkling Burgundy, Tugela Jade and Tugela Ruby
Price reflects multiple purchase of the same variety.
3.00 each
8.25...........3
15.00.........6
25.00........12

SHIPPING TO YOU
i must receive in feb.
if you would like the bulbs shipped in feb. shortly after i receive them just say so and i can do that. otherwise bulbs will ship in march.

shipping cost to you.
1-3............6.00
4-6............8.00
7-10...........10.00
11 and up.........12.00

ORDER FEES AND TAXES
2.00 order fee
texas residents pay 8.25% sales tax.
[Last edited by mamajack - Dec 22, 2011 12:22 PM (+)]
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 22, 2011 3:22 PM CST
Photos of the Eucomis in this co-op.
http://cubits.org/notfortheserious/thread/view_post/803902/
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Dec 22, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Tiny Piny Pearl
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Tiny Piny Pearl is a dwarf variety of pineapple lily, with brilliant white flowers. This exceptional and unusual plant is very hardy and the flowers have an extremely long life, even when used as a cut flower. Drought tolerant and frost hardy.

Tiny Piny Opal
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Dwarf variety

Tiny Piny Coral
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Dwarf variety

Tiny Piny Ruby
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Dwarf variety

Megaru
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24 to 30 Inches August/September Flowering.
Zone 7-11, colder with winter mulch for protection.

Can Can
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24 to 30 inches. August/September.
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.

Coco
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24 to 30 Inches. August to September Bloom.
Zones 7-11, can go colder with winter mulch.

Innocence
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24 inches. August/September Bloom.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location.

Sparkling Rosie
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Toffee
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24 to 30 inches. August/September Bloom.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location.

Tugela Ruby
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24 to 30 inches. August to September Flowering.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location.

Katie
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24 to 30 Inches. August to September Flowering.
Zones 7-11, colder with winter mulch.


Reuben
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24 inches. August/September Bloom.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location.





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