Pineapple lily Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy') yew-KOE-miss kom-OH-sah Synonyms: E. punctata Genus: Eucomis This outstanding cultivar boasts dark burgundy leaves that slowly change to olive green, and then revert back dramatically as the flowers fade. The flowers form on 20- to 30-inch stalks bearing bottle-brush-like wands of tight, smokey pink florets, which are crowned by tufts of purple bracts. As the common name implies, these unusual and magnificent inflorescences are reminiscent of pineapples. Noteworthy Characteristics: These tender bulbs with strap-shaped leaves are from dry screes and annually damp meadows of South 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 at 61°F in autumn or spring or remove offsets in spring and replant. Problems: Infrequent. 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 Pink Flower, Purple/Lavender Flower Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage 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 'Sparkling Burgundy' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pineapple lily Eucomis comosa 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.