Glory of the Sun Leucoryne Andes
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Glory of the Sun Leucoryne Andes

A stunning addition to any garden with its perfumed primrose-like blooms.
  • Also known as the glory-of-the-sun, Leucocoryne 'Andes' is a delicate beauty that will delight you with its fragrant, primrose-like blooms.
  • The funnel-shaped, rosy purple flowers have a distinctive, light purple-red centre and emerge above narrow, grassy leaves.
  • Fully deserving of its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience.
  • Naturalise in a warm dry spot in the garden or grow in a pot.
  • Supplied as a pack of 25 bulbs, glory-of-the-sun will bloom in June-July and reach approx. H50cm x W10cm.

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Also known as the glory-of-the-sun, Leucocoryne 'Andes' is a delicate beauty that will delight you with its cheery, primrose-like, bi-coloured blooms.

The fragrant, funnel-shaped, rosy purple flowers have a distinctive, light purple-red centre and are produced on tall, graceful stems in June-July, emerging above narrow, grassy leaves.

Fully deserving of its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that Leucocoryne is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience.

You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Leucocoryne can be left to naturalise in soil that is warm and dry in summer and will benefit from a winter mulch as the bulbs are tender - or you can grow them in a pot of well-draining compost and move them into a frost-free area over winter.

The brilliant flowers are around 2.5cm (1in) across and stand out both at the front of a sunny border or as cut flowers in a vase.

Supplied as a pack of 25 bulbs, glory-of-the-sun will bloom in June-July and reach approx. H50cm x W10cm.

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Item 600257 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 25 bulbs, glory-of-the-sun will bloom in June-July and reach approx. H50cm x W10cm.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

As the flowers develop the foliage will begin to fade, then when blooming has finished, reduce watering and allow the soil to dry out to encourage dormancy.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Leucocoryne:

  • Plant bulbs 10cm deep in moderately fertile, very well-drained soil in a sunny position and provide a winter mulch as protection as glory-of-the-sun is a tender bulb.
  • Ideal for growing in a cool greenhouse.
  • If growing in a pot, use a soil-based potting compost with added sharp sand for best results.

 

Aftercare Advice for glory-of-the-sun:

  • Water regularly when in growth and apply a general-purpose liquid feed monthly when in leaf.
  • Reduce water after flowering and keep almost dry when dormant in summer.
  • Repot every two years, in autumn

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
10 cm
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