Eucomis Growing Guide

Planting Eucomis

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • If you cannot plant your bulbs and perennials right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark location, like a basement.
  • These bulbs need full sun and they do best in well-drained soil.
  • Plant them with the pointy end up about 13 cm (5 in) deep and 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 in) apart.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Eucomis

  • Great when planted in containers.
  • Eucomis make excellent cut flowers with their unique shape.
  • These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Care Eucomis

  • All-purpose garden fertilizer applied at the beginning and middle of the growing season is effective.
  • Water as needed during active growth periods, but allow the soil to become dry between watering.

Winterizing Eucomis

  • After flowering, the leaves should be allowed to die down. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year’s show.
  • Hardy in zones 7 to 10, elsewhere lift or protect over-winter.
  • Do not wash but dry the bulbs for a day.
  • Store away from drafts at 10 °C to 16 °C (50 °F to 60 °F) in a paper bag or box filled with dry peat moss.