Pineapple lily Eucomis comosa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Related Plants to Eucomis comosa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pineapple lily Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pineapple lily Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Drumstick allium Allium sphaerocephalon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Chives Allium schoenoprasum View the discussion thread.