Oops! Just Found Forgotten Eucomis

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:04:11 PDT
Judy, that's too funny: I just had the same experience! Earlier this year I binged on summer blooming bulbs for my new community garden plots. Eucomis were ordered from several sources. One lot looked a bit dry and so I soaked them and then put them aside to re-hydrate. They didn't seem to be responding, so I didn't plant them right away. Then "something" happened and I lost track of them. For two weeks I tore the house up looking for them - without luck.

The other day I moved some thick mats of a tomato sometimes called Solanum pimpinellifolium and guess what was under that mat: three pots with emerging Eucomis foliage. I think these are the cultivar 'Katie'. 

Eucomis 'Aloha Leia' came from the same source and these were sprouting when unpacked. They began to bloom maybe a month ago: I was surprised to see how small and prolific they are. This one's a keeper for me. 

Jim McKenney
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