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Eucomis comosa (Pineapple lily)

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Plant description

eucomis comosa pineapple lily 2

eucomis comosa pineapple lily 1

A perennial bulb plant that has unusual flowers that bear a resemblance to the pineapple, with its tufted topknot of green. They grow into a clump, and the foliage is glossy green and attractive. It blooms in summer to autumn, and they make great long lasting cut flowers. Best in a sunny spot, in moist free draining soil. Adding lots of compost to the soil before planting will be beneficial. The bulbs are also edible.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Late winter.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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