The eucomis might not seem like a particularly striking plant at first glance. Its flowers have subtle colours and the leaves are gathered in pointy clusters that resemble a pineapple. An unusual bulb flower perhaps, but still definitely worth considering for your garden. Fortunately, gardeners have started to value the eucomis more in recent years. Because the eucomis is not a showy flower, it can be planted either in a prominent spot or used to create contrast amongst brighter flowers. For example, eucomis can be planted toward the back of a busy flower bed as a backdrop for the other flowers. In addition, eucomis is an easy-going plant that all gardeners will be able to handle.
How to Plant Eucomis
Planting eucmois in your garden is sure to be a success. Plant your eucomis bulbs in spring, as they will bloom from July thru September. Make sure the planting soil is damp and well-drained. Eucomis does prefer a bit of sun, so pick a spot that gets about six hours of sunlight each day. Keep a good distance between the bulbs when placing them in the planting trench to keep them out of each other’s way, as they will grow quite large. Outdoors eucomis will begin blooming in June, with pretty white flowers, sometimes tipped with purple. You can also plant eucomis as a potted flower. In that case, stick to three bulbs per pot.
As you can see, eucomis is a versatile flower that is certainly worth experimenting with. As eucomis flowers will grow up to 30-50cm in height, they can also act as a low border hedge of sorts. Their best characteristic however, is their decorative seed buds that appear after flowering. These are almost as pretty as the flowers themselves, so eucomis will add visual interest to your borders for a good three months. As the eucomis is undemanding in regards to soil type, it is easily combined with other bulb flowers, so long as they share the same flowering period.
Buying Eucomis Bulbs Online
The Fluwel.com web shop offers a range of attractive bulb flowers, including the eucomis. Ordering online is perhaps the easiest way to purchase flower bulbs. We always deliver in time for the planting season, so once your bulbs arrive they can go straight into the ground. We always guarantee large, top quality flower bulbs for reasonable prices. Should you have any questions about our bulbs, please do not hesitate to contact us. While you are here, please take a look at our daffodils, tulips, hyacinths or other specialty bulbs. We also offer bulb mixtures and combinations that will truly liven up your flowers beds.
Irises are beautiful, delicate flowers with distinctive hanging petals. They can grow up to 120cm in height, making them true eyecatchers in the garden. ‘Iris’ is Latin for ‘rainbow’, so it should come as no surprise that irises exist in all different colours. Here in the Fluwel web shop, we can only offer a part of this rainbow, despite having a large assortment. Because each iris is so unique, they each have their own specific care instructions. So make sure you read the information page for each type you wish to order. Along with the general information on this page, you will be fully prepared to plant your own iris bulbs.
Iris Bulbs in the Garden
Which soil type an iris prefers will differ slightly for each variety. Some types of iris will prefer damp soil, while others do not like wet feet. But just like any other rainbow, irises will need enough sun. So plant your iris bulbs in a spot in your garden that gets about six hours of sunlight daily. If necessary you can add organic fertiliser to the planting soil. Certain types of iris will require better drainage than others, so make sure to aerate the soil if need be. Irises will bloom from May to June, so you will need to plant your iris bulbs in early spring.
Before planting, dig a trench that is about 10cm deep. Plant your bulbs about 6cm apart with the point facing upwards. Cover them with soil and water them regularly, making sure the soil is kept damp but not drenched. You will be able to tell when watering is necessary. Take into account that iris bulbs will only bloom after the first winter cold. It is also possible to bring your irises indoors as cut flowers in vase. This will allow you to enjoy your irises everywhere.
Buying Iris Bulbs Online
At Fluwel.com, you can choose from many different types of iris bulbs. All these varieties have been grown and studied in our trial gardens. We only offer flower bulbs that we know are robust and will perform well in the garden. This means they will have no trouble transforming your garden into a colourful paradise once they feel at home. With our detailed information on each variety and our tips for planting bulbs, you should have no trouble with your iris bulbs. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will gladly help you find a solution.