Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' comes up reliably year after year with lush architectural foliage and then spectacular flowers which last for months. As good as seed heads as they are as flowers. I love them. More
1 bulb 209124-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 bulbs 209124-3 £9.95 Delivery late February
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Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' comes up reliably year after year with lush architectural foliage and then spectacular flowers which last for months. As good as seed heads as they are as flowers. I love them.

Genus Eucomis
Group/Species comosa
Variety Sparkling Burgundy
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Pineapple Lily
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 14/+

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Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
Care Tips Mulch well in cold areas. Read Sarah's advice on how to plant and grow Eucomis bulbs.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life If you feel brave enough to cut one single stem for a vase, it looks good for over a month. Change the water every week.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to grow Eucomis (Pineapple flower)

 Learn how to plant and grow Eucomis bulbs, for beautiful pineapple flowers in your autumn garden.

Delivery

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Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' reviews

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Pauline

No flowers and was given a partial refund when I rang to ask about the lack of growth.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Sheila

The dahlias I purchased are fine and Waltzing Matilda and Honka Pink are sensational but the Eucomis bulbs have only produced leaves with no sign of any flower buds ..

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Eucomis can put their energy into establishing, rather than flowering in the first year. If they don't flower next year please do come back to us at info@sarahraven.com."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 5th October 2018 by Hazel

it took many weeks to produce leaves still hasnt flowered hope to see some next year

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. These often put their energy into establishing in the first year, for flowering following years. You should find they will flower well next year, please come back to us next Summer if you are still concerned."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Diane

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Constance

I have rated this with 2 stars, as disappointingly, these bulbs have failed to flower. they have produced spectacular foliage, which became a huge tease as I waited, in vain for the beautiful pineapple like flower spikes to arrive.
I followed the planting instrustion to the letter and so you can imagine my sadness at their lack of lfower. The Acidanthera are spectacular and it would have been so wonderful if the Eucomis had been as prolific.
I always buy my bulbs from SR with usually very happy results, but not this time. I would appreciate hearing from some one on SR's team to try and help me with what to do. It would be super of this was a first year blip, and I could expect glorious results next summer.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review . We would normally expect eucomis to flower in late summer into the autumn. This year they were very late to start in to growth following the cold spring, so it may be that if we have a mild autumn yours will still flower. Next summer it may help to start them over undercover before putting them outside and also giving them a regular feed during the growing season."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Sandra

All 3 eucomis bulbs failed to even shoot, so very disappointed with these

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Eucomis and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

I was disappointed because they came in a pack of three and only one of them came up

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Eucomis and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

DID NOT GERMINATE BUT EXCELLENT PACKAGING

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mary

Very disappointing. Took a long time to establish and have never bloomed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Eucomis and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 11th September 2018 by Ann

Took ages to get going, thought I had lost them(3). Then bingo! Saw some shoots and now have sturdy plants. I believe the hot dry summer was the cause even though I watered regularly.

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Yvonne

Disappointed with this one. The bulb did not want to grow despite leaving it for many months.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Eucomis has failed to grow and note that our Customer Services Team has refunded you for the bulb."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Mrs Findley

Slow starting hasn't flowered yet,lovely leaves

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Karin

never any flowers on the plant for the first year, unlike the ordinary variety which always flower first year.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by NANCY

Service and purchase excellent but no flowers on plants. Hopefully next year!

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Mrs Jones

Has not flowered. Plenty of leaves but no flower

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Reviewed 30th August 2018 by Susan

The plant has so far failed to show any sign of growth above ground,shall i dig it up and see if its alive?very disapointed

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Eucomis has failed to shoot, it should have done so by this stage. We have refunded you for the failed bulb and would recommend that you dig the bulb up and perhaps try it in a pot until it shows signs of growth ."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by MARION

The service was excellent and the bulbs appeared to be in good condition, but they have not flowered! The leaves are handsome and I shall leave them in the ground and hope for better things next year.
I started them in a pot, perhaps they would have been better planted straight into the ground?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Eucomis do best planted deeply in a sunny spot in well prepared soil or in pots. So they should be fine left in your container. We would recommend giving them a feed when they start back in to growth next spring and keeping them well watered in the summer."

Posted 7th November 2018