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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Dec 18, 2011 8:22 PM CST

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mamajack has a co-op going on, Eucomis with some new dwarf hybrids from NZ. http://cubits.org/notfortheserious/thread/view/65157/
Evan
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Feb 18, 2012 8:26 PM CST
The dwarfs didn't pan out (not sure what happened with them), but she's shipping the others out this week. I think there are still some 'Tugella Jade' available -- little white starry blooms, stacked up in a pineapple shape complete with a tuft of leaves on top!

I'd never even heard of these before, but I'm really looking forward to growing them. I got 'Ruby' & 'Jade', enough that I can do trios with 2 Ruby, 1 Jade together. :-)
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 18, 2012 8:42 PM CST

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Critter, I've asked after Eucomis at one of the local garden centers and they're still leery of hardiness. I'm trying to stick w/hardy bulbs as I have enough tropicals to lift and the list is growing. Do you overwinter in ground? We're pretty much the same zone.
Evan
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Feb 18, 2012 10:18 PM CST
This will be my first time with them, Evan. The info I've seen indicates they should be hardy to my zone 6 (new zone map puts me in zone 7, but I've had plenty of zone 7 things not come back). I figure they'll need a good scoop of mulch on them, though, and I'm going to pot up at least one trio and bring it into the basement next winter just to hedge my bet.

I have one bed (maybe 12 x 4) that's just tropicals, which makes it easier at "lift in fall" time. It would be nice to have a few tropical-looking things in the corners of that bed that didn't have to come inside!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 26, 2012 8:06 PM CST
Hi, I just got these bulbs Dwarf Eucomis Tiny Piny Opal..may I ask how deep you have planted the bulbs?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 21, 2012 9:29 PM CST
I have planted my Eucomis bulbs last March 27 and not sure if it was okay or not..I decided to take a peek and see if all is well yesterday 20Apr..so far so good! I saw it was creating roots..then I read that it should be planted just below soil surface, so I corrected the depth a bit..here's hoping things will fare better Big Grin
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 21, 2012 9:40 PM CST

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Thumbs up
Evan
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 7, 2012 10:11 AM CST
My dwarf Eucomis is finally showing some tips! Yippeee! Hurray! Hurray!

Thumb of 2012-05-07/tarev/c98ca4
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 7, 2012 10:18 AM CST

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Fantastic Tarev. Thumbs up Can't wait to see there progress.
Evan
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 23, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Just a photo update of tiny piny opal:
Photo taken 22May2012


Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 12, 2012 9:41 PM CST
Just a photo update of tiny piny opal as of 12Jun2012
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 12, 2012 10:24 PM CST

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Looks like they're starting to get serious. Hurray!
Evan
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 19, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Found a nice morning surprise today! One of my tiny piny opal is prepping up its blooms Hurray! Hurray!

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 24, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Just some more photo updates: photos taken today 24Jul2012
Thumb of 2012-07-24/tarev/2c4903

A closer look:
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2nd dwarf eucomis also showing signs of blooms coming up:
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2012 11:05 AM CST

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Nice pics Tarev. Like the ruffled leaves too.
Evan
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 24, 2012 11:07 AM CST
Thanks Evan Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 31, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Some more photo updates of my Eucomis, buds in bloom:
Thumb of 2012-08-01/tarev/5c8a0a Thumb of 2012-08-01/tarev/06a1c5
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 18, 2013 1:16 PM CST
My Eucomis seems to be missing in action this year..hmm..got to dig and see if it is really gone, or just doing a very slow start.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jul 26, 2013 12:54 AM CST
I just found this.
Always arguing with myself whether to try this Eucomis plant or not.
Too many pots already, etc, etc.
But I found a post somewhere on Eucomis autumnalis - purple leaf, bla-bla-bla.
Would try some.

So Tarev. What happened with the bulbs???
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 26, 2013 1:50 AM CST
Hi Calin, I dug up the bulbs, and it is still okay, not mushy, still firm. There is growth coming out on each of the bulbs, roots seems okay as well. So I have put it back to its container but have moved the bulbs a bit higher, maybe I have planted it too deep first time Shrug! Now I am not sure if it will still try to proceed to grow.

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