autumnalis ssp. autumnalis - true species

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Pot Size : 7cm

Many catalogues list Eucomis autumnalis, but plants bearing this name have been widely mis-named for a great many years. What is normally supplied is the white-flowered fairly tender Eucomis zambesiaca.

But this is the true species and it is a really tough form with semi-erect green leaves and striking green-white blooms on a solid upright raceme of flowers, all topped by a green topknot. I've had this species in a pot in cold winters and it seems to motor through, growing in combination with other plants might help (a Zantedeschia in my instance).

It is a beautiful form, attracts butterflies and does not flop in any way, highly recommended!

Note that small pots are probably best grown-on before spending a winter outside.

Height 12-14" (30-35cm)
Spread 12" (30cm)
Flowering Period Summer/Autumn
Hardiness Normally hardy provided soil is well-drained and 2-3 " mulch is applied in winter.
Position Full sun or part-shade
Soil Moist in spring but well-drained.
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