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  • pineapple lily
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Eucomis bicolor

pineapple lily

RHS award of garden merit
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost with sharp sand or grit for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    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 overwintered 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 overwinter indoors under glass. Top-dress or repot container-grown specimens each spring.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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