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Eucomis (4 replies)

Moomin
Moomin
5 years ago
Moomin 5 years ago

I have eucomis bulbs growing in a large container. I've had them for 18 months now. They overwintered well but they're getting crowded now. Can I dig them up and divide them? What is the best time of year to do this?

Oldchap
Oldchap
5 years ago
Oldchap 5 years ago

Hi Moomin

As they become dormant in Winter I would have though they can be moved when the foliage has died down. Spacing about 3in between bulbs should do it. If we get a bad winter though, you might want to get the container in a greenhouse or give it some protection

Saving Ryan's Privet

Moomin
Moomin
5 years ago
Moomin 5 years ago

Thank you Old Chap.  I'll give it a go but it'll probably be next year as it's still flowering atm.

Moomin

steve
4 years ago
steve 4 years ago

They usually produce viable seed as well after flowering, I have grown many like this (even Sparkling Burgandy)

Moomin
Moomin
4 years ago
Moomin 4 years ago

Hi Steve

My eucomis did have seeds but I didn't do anything with them this year. They've all died back now. It's so mild still. I wonder if we'll have snow later in 2016?  I'll have to wait until March/April time before I do anything with them I reckon.

Roll on the summer!




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