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Commonly known as Pineapple flower
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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
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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