Aloha Pineapple Lily Blend
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Eucomis. Easily add a tropical and eclectic flair of "fantastic" colours to your gardening space with this cheerful, easy to grow, butterfly attracting blend! Flowers are long-lasting and even after they are spent, the remaining seed heads are just as attractive. The lush green foliage is drought resistant and vigorous. Height 12-14". Bulb size: 14cm+.
Sold as: Pkg of 5
|1||Pkg of 5||$ 34.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 5||$ 31.45 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 5||$ 29.70 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 5||$ 27.95 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Where to Plant: The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Some bulbs such as fritillaria and wood hyacinths prefer filtered shade.
General Planting Info: Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide. Whichever method you use, be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide! After planting, water the area well to settle the soil and to start the roots growing. If rainfall is sparse, you may need to water the bulbs once a week to help them get established.
Planting Pineapple Lilies: 6" deep and 9" apart in well-drained soil.