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PlantFiles: 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)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner 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 Poulet 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 BuriedTreasures 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.


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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