Crinum x powellii & Eucomis pole-evansii

Jane McGary
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:21:42 PDT
I put Eucomis pole-evansii in the ground about 5 years ago, planting it 
quite deep and putting a lot of mulch on top to protect it in cold winters. 
and it flowers regularly. But it is not eight feet tall!

The flowers, which are greenish white, are on a stalk about 75 cm (2 1/2 
ft) tall. I seem to recall that they're fragrant. Because of the long cold 
spring, the plants emerged only a couple of weeks ago and probably will not 
bloom until September this year. In the same area I have E. bicolor, E. 
autumnalis, and one of the purple-foliage cultivars ('Sparkling Burgundy', 
I think, but there is a controversy about the identity of this clone).

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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