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Eucomis "Oakhurst" and "Sparkling Burgundy"

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By Meanie


Eucomis "Oakhurst" and "Sparkling Burgundy" (Eucomis comosa)

Sparkling Burgundy is definitely the better form.



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They look terrific together!

3 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I agree ,is it Oakhursts first year ?

3 Sep, 2015

 

Useful photo for comparing the two.

3 Sep, 2015

 

I'm looking at a Galtonia and Eucomis bed next year Delonix. Perhaps with a backdrop of Canna and Hedychium.

It is the first time that it has flowered for me Amy.

Andrew - maybe not if you have a nursery full of Oakhurst to sell!

4 Sep, 2015

 

Meanie:

That would look great! Do you have a long enough growing season for Hedychium to flower?

5 Sep, 2015

 

"Do you have a long enough growing season for Hedychium to flower?"
Not this year! H.gardnerianum usually blooms here though and is hardy.

5 Sep, 2015

 

I forgot about H.gardnerianum. This one flowers in summer. Most of the others species flower in late summer through fall. Does H. greenii grow there? I love the flower color and fragrance! This one flowers in summer, also.

It also produces many plantlets from the flower spikes after it flowers. I used to so many when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

5 Sep, 2015



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