Peruvian Lily
Eucrosia bicolor

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucrosia (yew-KROH-zee-uh) (Info)
Species: bicolor (BY-kul-ur) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Valrico, Florida

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 2, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I purchased my first bulbs in the 2007 Tropicals coop and they flowered first then produced leaves. In 2009 they are producing leaves first! I am delighted my eucrosias have managed to survive zone 9a winters.

Jul 2010: Only bloomed in 2007. They produce healthy greens but no flowers, have changed rating accordingly.

Positive

On Mar 6, 2008, Poulet from Bangkok
Thailand wrote:

It's an easy growing plant.
Here in Bangkok it gives flowers 3 times a year.
In Thai we called " Wan Ma-ha Larp" which means plant of wealthy.

Positive

On Feb 25, 2003, BuriedTreasures from Valrico, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very easy to grow. The bulb produces the flower in early spring, prior to any foliage. the flower lasts about 3-4 weeks and the foliage will last until the first cool weather.