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EUCOMIS bicolor

Commonly known as Pineapple flower

Bulbous perennial from South Africa with wavy margined light green leaves. Maroon flecked stems carry racemes of pale green flowers with purple margined petals
Further Reading....

  • Green - pale green
  • Height - 30-60cm (12-24in)
  • Spread - 20cm (8in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - bulbous perennial. Semi-erect, strap-shaped leaves 30-50cm (12-20in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - in a sheltered border or at the base of a warm wall. Mulch in severe winters.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - unusual racemes of flowers with a tuft of leafy bracts at the top, similar to those of a pineapple
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - South Africa
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - to 15cm (6in) tall
  • Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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30-60cm (12-24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  20cm (8in)
 

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