Eucomis Etanga has flowers of pale dusky pink. A fantastic addition to any garden Eucomis Etanga works well in gardens or containers. They are not deemed to be hardy over the winter so in the colder gardens they may need to be lifted and stored in a frost free location. A native of South Africa they are just worth growing for the lush amount of leaves that they produce.
Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.
Plant outside: They prefer a light well-drained soil. In heavy soils, just add grit and sand to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil when cultivating. Plant them 10cms below the soil surface. Cover with soil and firm around bulbs to keep them in place. Leave to establish for a few years and protect from winter frosts by covering them in a couple of inches of mulch over winter. Can be left to naturalise for a number of years, regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal will provide food for continued flowering.
Ensure soils do not dry out in the first year whilst they are establishing.
We suggest companion planting with crocosmia and later flowering lilies.
Height: 15-18″ (35-45cm)
Flowering period: September to October
Soil type: Free draining soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Shade to Semi shade
Planting distance: 25cms
Planting depth: 10cms.
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