How to plant Eucharis

Eucharis are tender perennials and must be kept away from frost or prolonged cold conditions. They require mild to warm conditions to sprout and are best started off in a heated greenhouse or indoors in the spring.

— Plant into pots between March and May and grow them on indoors or in a warm greenhouse. They can be grown indoors throughout the season or transplanted outside from May onwards. Alternatively, you can plant them straight outside in May.

— Plant the with the neck of the bulb exposed.

— Space the bulbs around 10-15cm apart from each other.

— When planting outdoors, choose a sheltered position in full sun with free-draining soil.

— If planting in patio containers, use a free-draining compost such as multipurpose.

— Water-in after planting and continue to water regularly when in growth. Allow the soil to become almost dry between watering. Don’t allow dormant bulbs to sit in wet and cold soil.

— Remove the flower stems after flowering, the leaves can remain intact until they die back. Move containers with Eucharis into a frost-free location in autumn Bulbs planted in borders should be lifted and stored in a frost-free place until the following spring.

Planting instructions