Pineapple lily

Eucomis bicolor

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Pineapple lily (Eucomis bicolor)
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Genus:  Eucomis
This species boasts maroon-speckled stems and green flowers with maroon margins. The flowers occur on thick, solitary stalks bearing bottle-brush-like wands of tightly-clung florets, which are crowned by tufts of green bracts. As the common name implies, these unusual and magnificent inflorescences are reminiscent of pineapples.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  These bulbs with strap-shaped leaves are native to the dry screes and annually damp meadows of South Africa and tropical southern Africa. 
Care:  Plant bulbs 6 inches deep, in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. In cooler climates, plant in containers for garden display and overwinter in a frost free location. Water freely in active growth; they do best if dry when dormant.
Propagation:  Sow seed in autumn or spring or remove offsets in spring and replant.
Problems:  Generally trouble-free.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Greenery,
Niagara,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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