Pineapple lily

Eucomis comosa

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Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa)
yew-KOE-miss kom-OH-sah
Synonyms:  E. punctata
Genus:  Eucomis
This species boasts stems and undersides of leaves with maroon spotting, and white flowers tinged with maroon. The flowers form on 24-inch-long, thick 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 from 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 at 61°F 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 Foliage,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Green,
Purple,
Red,
White
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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