Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgandy'
Eucomis has been mentioned on this blog once before, see blog entry for the 17th July 2012 'Eucomis vandermerwei', with its small, purple flower of just 6 inches in height. Out in the gardens at the moment a much larger Eucomis is in flower, Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgandy', with a flower four times the height, measuring a whopping 24 inches (2 foot) tall, it is a giant compared to the miniature flower of vandermerei! Above burgundy leaves the erect, burgundy stem is covered in delicate star shaped, purple/pink flowers, this 'Sparkling Burgandy' is worthy of its prime location at the front of the herbaceous border.