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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst'

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richard.spicer.7906

Closeup 💚💛💜 #eucomis #eucomis-comosa #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #pineapplelily

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rachelbrooks

Fantastic pic! 👌🏼

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dan5584

😍😍

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bensgarden

Perfect photo Richard👌. It’s amazing in this #closeup

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debrascott

Great photo Richard 👌

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joanboston

Beautiful Richard💜

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cee

Such a pretty flower❣

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous Rich 👌

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lexijane

That’s beautiful Rich 😍😍

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cyndi

Very beautiful Rich..

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suerichards

Fabulous photo 😍

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grynnat

Oh wow 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Finally opening 😍👌🏼 #eucomis #eucomis-comosa #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #pineapplelily

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clipperty

Bellissimo 👌🏻 x x

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rachelbrooks

Love the delicate pink against the dark stems!

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kez001uk

So much colour in those little flowers 💚💗

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kimguy

😍👏

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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richard.spicer.7906

Flower stem forming on Eucomis comosa ‘Oakhurst’ - interestingly there is no leaf crown? 🤔😮 not sure if that is unique to this cultivar or if something has eaten it! #eucomis #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #eucomis-comosa #pineapplelily

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kez001uk

Tiny but perfectly formed 👍🏼 gorgeous colour too

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pottybird42

Fantastic colour 👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

One of my dwarf varieties is the same Rich 🤔

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kimguy

Sure is pretty😍

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richard.spicer.7906

It's virtually deep purple, with dark reddish line in the centre 😍 #eucomis #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #eucomis-comosa #pineapplelily #foliage

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kathy

So unusual

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fuschia

Ooh thats different 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Could be rare Richard..👍🏼

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awomanonabike

You are an amazing source of the rare and unusual Richard 😃

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richard.spicer.7906

@awomanonabike @rachelbrooks and the foliage... although it goes olive green as it matures

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awomanonabike

I stick to my previous comment 😉😂 I’m looking forward to tracking this one down 🖤

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richard.spicer.7906

I got mine from tropical Britain, and actually he has some back in stock at a good price 😀 - I do recall now that sometimes late autumn and early winter is a good time to get some. If you do get it now, just keep it in a pot of old compost till spring (no water) to stop it drying out too quickly, then pot it in fresh compost in the spring. He’s got sparkling burgundy back in too so I might treat myself with a replacement for my eaten one! @awomanonabike

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richard.spicer.7906

https://www.tropicalbritain.co.uk/eucomis-comosa-oakhurst.html - @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Ooh thank you! I’ll let you have first dibs 😉😂

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm loving the colours on my new Eucomis 💜 - Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst' - I wasn't expecting it to be this dark! #eucomis #pineapplelily #eucomis-comosa #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #foliage

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richard.spicer.7906

Another pineapple lily - ‘Oakhurst’ - thought to be similar to ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ but the flowers are more greenish. I do love a Pineapple Lily 🍍 - #eucomis #eucomis-comosa #eucomiscomosaoakhurst #pineapplelily

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clipperty

Me too. Rach gave me one last year and it’s showing signs of life again 👏🏻👏🏻😃 xx

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rachelbrooks

Me too! Although mine didn’t flower last year and it’s not appeared yet 😬

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richard.spicer.7906

I think people either love them or hate them. I can’t get enough of them 😂 @clipperty @rachelbrooks - looks like Claudia’s is beating the starting gun compared to yours Rach, but I wouldn’t worry too much. They are the slowest bulbs to get going, really have a good old snooze over winter and take forever to wake up. If the bulb is near the surface, try to keep it in a light warm place to get them going, no need to water till you see the tiny shoot, and then water sparingly at first.

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richard.spicer.7906

Then increase as leave/roots start to grow. I was a bit surprised this bulb had so much growth already, as my others are only just starting to wake up in the polytunnel.

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rachelbrooks

Yep I remember you saying last year when I got them Rich. Followed your advice to a tee and they all grew and produced lots of leaves, enough to give Claude one as well, but no flowers. Was their first year though so maybe this year hey? 😬🤞🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Yeah, that sounds right. First year settling in, second year flowering. I don't think I've had a pineapple Lily that flowered in the first year, although I'm sure it's possible. Did you keep it in its pot or dig up/replant it? @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

That gives me hope then Rich! Just left them in the pot 😏 should I repot them dyou think? 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Nope, that will be fine. I will repot every 3 years. You can top dress if you like but I would wait till it wakes up. When in full growth you can start to feed them too 👍🏼😊 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Brill! Will do, thank you! 😊

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