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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 28, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Eucomis

Close up of Eucomis... I believe this is Sparkling Burgundy

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Fleur569
Dec 28, 2018 6:15 PM CST
Indeed it is a sparkler......very nice banner.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 28, 2018 6:26 PM CST
Beautiful banner, Casey! I've never grown those, but will have to check them out.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Dec 28, 2018 8:55 PM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Dec 29, 2018 12:07 AM CST
Great banner Casey!
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Dec 29, 2018 12:24 AM CST
Love this one, and love Eucomis. I wish they were more widely grown, they are a fabulous summer bulb.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 29, 2018 12:59 AM CST
plantmanager said:Beautiful banner, Casey! I've never grown those, but will have to check them out.

I agree

I'm trying not to buy more plants, but this one is a "must have".
Very pretty image, plant, and banner, Casey. Thumbs up
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ge1836
Dec 29, 2018 5:30 AM CST
Wonderful banner.
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Dec 29, 2018 6:20 AM CST
This is a new plant for me; we are never too old to learn something new. I was surprised to see two pages of them in the data base.
Makes a terrific banner Casey! Thumbs up
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Dec 29, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Nice banner, Casey. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 29, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Casey,
any growing tips on this plant?
E.g. do gophers & snails love or ignore them?

I searched the lilies forum, but didn't see a thread about them.
Dave's Garden has good info plus several encouraging posts. https://davesgarden.com/guides...
I found them for sale on Amazon for a reasonable price, so bought a set of 2 bulbs. https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...

Thank you for introducing us to this very pretty & interesting plant. Thumbs up
Happy New (Gardening) Year Everyone! Green Grin!

ps- my DW, Ginger, loves lilies......I'm planting these asap & will let their blooms surprise her. ;)
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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Dec 29, 2018 4:24 PM CST
Fine plant, but it's even a better banner. Nice job Casey. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Dec 30, 2018 1:13 AM CST
@escondidocal you wouldn't find these in the lilies forum as they are nothing to do with Lilium. They are easy summer bulbs much like Crinums or Hippeastrum. I wish they were more popular. They can be borderline hardy here in the north of England but are easily grown in pots and overwintered under cover.
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 30, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Thank you @Fleur569, @plantmanager, @Marilyn, @crawgarden, @kniphofia, @EscondidoCal, @ge1836, @TBGDN, @GaNinFl, @Whitebeard for the nice comments! Thank you @IrisLilli and @Marilyn for the acorns!! Thank you everyone for the thumbs up!!! And thank you @kniphofia for providing info on this plant!

I LOVE these. I first came across these while visiting Plant Delights. They weren't in bloom, but I was intrigued with their color and form. Pic below. I bought one that day and continue to buy them whenever I come across them. Really need to do some more research on them so I can provide them with optimal growing conditions.

I'll dig around and finds some pics of them in bloom.

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 30, 2018 11:01 AM CST
kniphofia said:@escondidocal you wouldn't find these in the lilies forum as they are nothing to do with Lilium. They are easy summer bulbs much like Crinums or Hippeastrum. I wish they were more popular. They can be borderline hardy here in the north of England but are easily grown in pots and overwintered under cover.

Aha! I was going by the common name, 'pineapple lily'. D'Oh!

I saw a lot of pics in the DB here, https://garden.org/search/inde...
but not a thread about them (?)

Would be great if someone (hint, hint) would start a thread on Eucomis with pics of them in bloom & info on
growing, etc. ;)
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 30, 2018 11:26 AM CST
Ha! I agree Cal. :)

In the meantime, here are a few links:
https://www.plantdelights.com/...
http://blog.plantdelights.com/...

And a page of the varieties Plant Delights have/have had:
https://www.plantdelights.com/...

I would imagine they would do great in California. I'm in zone 7 and they survive our winters both in ground and in containers. They don't seem to be bothered by slugs, but I don't have a lot of those or gophers. (My garden has other "hiccups".) If I run across additional info, I'll be sure to share.

Your wife is a lucky woman. I suspect she'll be thrilled you planted them for her. Smiling

Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 30, 2018 1:02 PM CST
Thanks for the links, Casey! Smiling

California (probably not in Death Valley), at least here near San Diego, should be
rampant with them. I just have never seen them in a nursery or in gardens, though
they were probably right under my nose.

Mine are on the way, and I will be sure to document them for the thread,
"What IS Eucomis & Why Should I Care???", or "Is Eucomis contagious?".
I think I've been infected with the Eucomis virus. Sticking tongue out

Hi-lighting plants here has really helped me discover so many interesting & pretty plants I would
otherwise have missed.

Such a great place & a great group. Thumbs up



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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Dec 30, 2018 10:47 PM CST
Voila!

I've started a thread in the Bulbs forum so please join me.

The thread "Let's talk about Eucomis" in Bulbs forum
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 31, 2018 12:59 AM CST
Thank you, Sue! :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Cal Smiling
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Dec 31, 2018 6:05 PM CST
You are awesome Sue! Thank you so much for starting this!!! Hurray!

I'll try and add some pics... when I find them. And hopefully I can learn more about them too.

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