AWARD

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.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    In a sheltered border or at the base of a warm wall. Mulch in severe winters.

EUCOMIS bicolor

 
  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
30-60cm (12-24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  20cm (8in)
 

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