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Eucrosia

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Description

This is a late spring and summer bulb. It tolerates temperatures above 50 degrees F. Plant the bulbs 8 inches (20 cm) deep. Orange is a common color. Full morning sun is best with all day sun acceptable.

Different Eucrosia species (similar but varying traits) bulbs will have different colors and sizes. Each will have a different name.

Hardiness: Tender II - injured below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)

Storage: Check instructions for the variety and species for winter storage. After recommended preparation, storage in a cool, not freezing, dry place is recommended. Check for Discard any that shrivel or rot periodically.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#showy flowers#full sun#late spring#orange#spring#perennial bulb#orange flowers#spring flowers#orange flower#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eucrosia
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Ecuador and Peru
    Bulb Storage:
    Place container or freshly harvested bulbs for 2 weeks at 90-95 degrees F (32-35 degrees C) and then store the containers or bulbs in peat or vermiculite at 70 degrees F (20 degrees C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in late spring, early summer. It blooms on a long stem before a bulb leaf appears.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No