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Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Pineapple Lily

Plant type: Bulb

A superb form of pineapple lily, highly prized for its 2ft long, strap-like purple leaves and dusky pink-puple flowers on upright spikes in summer. The interest carries well into the autumn as the flowers develop into deep-purple pods. Excellent in containers or a sheltered border, it withstands frost but prefers drier winter conditions, so ensure good drainage.
Eucomis are originally of South African origin.

Eucomis originate in Southern Africa and are commonly known as 'Pineapple Lilies' due to the obvious resemblance of the flower head and its crown of leafy bracts. The display lasts from summer to late autumn which is exceptional for a bulb. They make excellent container plants and are lovely in the border. Water and feed well whilst in growth, but keep the soil dry in winter. Eucomis are surprisingly hardy provided they have a winter mulch and good drainage. For full growing tips click on 'Cultivation Guides' on the menu on the left.
Our price: 9.50


Detailed Information
Height 24-30" (60-75cm)
Spread 12" (30cm)
Flowering Period Summer/Autumn
Trecanna Rating 10
Hardiness Normally hardy provided soil is well-drained and 2-3 " mulch is applied in winter.
Position Full sun or part-shade
Soil Moist in spring but well-drained.
Crocosmia Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' 
- Pineapple Lily

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Pineapple Lily
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