Eucomis

comosa - Slender Pineapple Lily

£5.50

Pot Size : 9cm

This is a spectacular and variable form of pineapple lily. The leaves are spear shaped, up to 2ft (60cm) long and can be either green, or green with a purplish margin. The flowers on the green leaved forms are usually cream with pink centres but occasionally bear pink flowers - the flower spikes rise to around 30" (75cm) with a dainty bract of leaflets atop. The sweet-scented flowers are pollinated by hoverflies and butterflies. In the wild this form of Pineapple Lily is supported by growing amongst tall grasses, but in our 'tidy' gardens it will appreciate a little suppoort for the flower srtems as them grow. It is superb in a container or in a sunny sheltered border. Bulbs in pots should be kept dry and frost free in winter, bulbs in the ground like a grit mulch.

Height 30" (75cm)
Spread 12" (30cm)
Flowering Period Summer/Autumn
Hardiness Hardy provided soil is dry in winter.
Position Full sun or part-shade
Soil Well-drained but moist in spring/summer.
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