Pineapple lily

Eucomis bicolor

Pineapple lily - Eucomis bicolor

Common Name: Pineapple lily
Genus: Eucomis
Species: bicolor

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    A spectacular plant with spikes of purple-edged pale green star-shaped flowers on purple-spotted stems in July and August topped with a pineapple-like tuft above a rosette of wide fleshy leaves. This distinctive summer-flowering bulb looks stunning planted in clumps in a large well-drained container or in a sunny exotic-style garden. Since it's not fully hardy in frost-prone areas it's best over-wintered indoors in a cool greenhouse.

  • Garden care: Water freely during the growing season and sparingly during winter. Protect the crown of the plant with a dry winter mulch or over-winter indoors under glass. Top-dress or re-pot container-grown specimens each spring.


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