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' as a general catch-all term for those plants that can be grown from dormant bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes. Among my regular favourites are begonias, dahlias, canna lilies and eucomis, the pineapple flower. Then there's galtonia, the summer hyacinth
close-up and personal with more unusual varieties than the common Galanthus nivalis, perhaps I would be converted.Don’t get me wrong. Over the years I’ve had passions for particular plants, such as pineapple flowers (Eucomis), but I haven’t gone so far
beans, but this is probably more to do with weather conditions than my gardening prowess (honestly!). Still, it's always worth trying something new. Perhaps my rooted pineapple top will soon produce fruit too!
flowering season – too short to offer value in my book. What I want is a display that lasts for as long as possible, and for longevity the pineapple flower, Eucomis, is hard to beat. Many different varieties are available, particularly from mail order