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Hi All. I would like to put this plant in the ground, name of it has escaped me at the moment, I think it begins with an E lol, when would it be best to put in the ground? Plus what soil to use?
PS. Common name is Pineapple Lily:o)) c
Oh! Found the name "Eucomis" :o))




These are only borderline hardy, so you'll need a sheltered spot - if you're near the sea, there's much more chance they'll be okay over winter, but it's probably safest to plant in spring (assuming you move them in their pot to a greenhouse or conservatory most years).

Info from the RHS here, including winter protection

3 Sep, 2015


Thanks for the info Bamboo.
I live not too far from the sea, I left it outside last year & thankfully it survived ?

3 Sep, 2015


Good drainage is the key for anything borderline hardy.

3 Sep, 2015


and bury it deep. let the plant die back and in the spring remove the bulb from the compost and plant 6" deep. Mine have come through for 4 yrs on the trot now.

5 Sep, 2015


Thanks for Info Andrew & Seaburngirl.
Bye the way I've renamed it "My Triffed" LOL

6 Sep, 2015

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