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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.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects, butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Late winter.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser applied in spring.