Three year wait for pole-envansii

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Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:51 pm

After flowering in 2010 this Eucomis has just been happily producing leaves each year but never a flower. Finally it is flowering again. This is the largest flowering Eucomis. I've kept it in the same pot for 4 years now.
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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by fern Rob » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:55 pm

I have had some that flowered every year but last year I moved them and they have not flowered since.

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Post by GREVILLE » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Well done, Kris. You must have missed that these past three years.

Do you have another pic that gives some scale? (Don't waste a Brandy bottle :lol: )

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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:26 pm

GREVILLE wrote:Well done, Kris. You must have missed that these past three years.

Do you have another pic that gives some scale? (Don't waste a Brandy bottle :lol: )

I'll get one tomorrow. icon_thumright

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Post by Springy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:15 pm

I purchased some at gardeners world live show this year as bulbs. They are in full leaf at the moment and looking great! I just hope that I don't have to wait 3 years for mine to flower!

Great to see some pics of their flowers Kris! icon_thumleft

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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:25 am

Springy wrote:I purchased some at gardeners world live show this year as bulbs. They are in full leaf at the moment and looking great! I just hope that I don't have to wait 3 years for mine to flower!

Great to see some pics of their flowers Kris! icon_thumleft

Mine flowered in it's first year Springy. I they produce lots of offsets that take a while to bulk up again and flower unlike bicolor that flowers every year.

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Post by Springy » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:28 am

Does the flowered bulb then die and the off shoots mature or can a flowered bulb flower again?

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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:30 am

Springy wrote:Does the flowered bulb then die and the off shoots mature or can a flowered bulb flower again?

With the mine the main bulb has resprouted each year, just took three years to reflower.

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Post by Dave Brown » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:31 pm

I'm at the end of the second season waitng for mine :roll:
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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:22 pm

The same flower two weeks later. The flower spike has expanded and looks good at night time. :)
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And one for scale for you Greville.
And one for scale for you Greville.

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Post by GREVILLE » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Thanks, Kris.

I want. But where do I put it? No ground space left that's longer than your ruler :roll:

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Re: Three year wait for pole-envansii

Post by JoelR » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Looking good Kris. I have lots of E. bicolor seedlings this year from last years flowers. They don't self seed for me as they do for others further south. I keep meaning to try E. comosa from seed. These would probably be plain green unlike Sparkling Burgundy but a good size and the seed catalogues indicate it's the hardiest Eucomis.

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