They are lovely Bigs and really healthy looking. I love the white ones and must put them on my wish list. I have 2 pots of Pineapple Lillies the 2 coloured one which I can't recall the name of right now
"The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of birds for mirth; one is nearer god's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."
These were bought at the Pound shop- (5 in a Pkt) I am on the look-out for coloured ones and have Googled a few sites but cant find any listed. I wonder if Tig might find a Site for us. I know Susie Snowdrop got some but I dont know where--I must find out--
I'm no expert on bulbs Bagpuss but I would have thought it will take them a few years to mature enough to flower. Leave them outside until the weather really starts to chill then put them somewhere cool and dry but frost-free (I put mine in our garage). Ignore them other than an occasional splash of water then bring them out in the spring as usual and bung them in a sunny spot. Hopefully they'll flower for you next year. Keep at it Bagpuss
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way... (William Blake)
As I have never grown these before I was pleased Plocket replied with help for 'after care' I will take that advice and do as she has suggested.
Bagpuss-- I didn't really do anything special with them when I bought them except I planted them in a pocket of good compost & in a Part shady position. Mine only grew to about 12" in height- They seemed to grow at an angle (sloping!) but that could have been because they were struggling for light ;D The ones in the Container grew much better than those planted in the ground. At first they looked as though they were just growing enormous leaves and nothing else but after a few days the Lily appeared-- If I come across anymore (Bulbs) of them next year in the Pound Shop I will buy some more because for £1 for five we really have not much to lose--so if you would like me to look out and get you a packet of 5-- I will with pleasure --Just let me know--Bigs
As usual Tig--you always manage to find very good Links to the various queries on this Board-- The Links-- explains Pineapple Lillies cutivation and growing conditions in detail--Thanks for finding them- Looks like I have found a bargain with my Pineapple Lillies and I dont have to wait 2 to 3 years for more--I will just 'look out' for them again in the Pound Shop--Bigs
I have just had a look on your garden thread re-eucomis seedlings they look as though they are ready to flower either this year or next--Mine looked like yours and I thought they were 'blind' but before I knew it I saw the flower appear- the leaves seemed to be out of proportion to the flower but were a pleasant surprise when they arrived. Tig-- I don't think I would have the patience to wait two to three years for a flower--when I can buy them so cheaply! I dont know whether I mentioned this but the ones in the container seemed to grow better than the ones in the ground-