Pineapple Lily - Garden Photo of the Day

Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa) - photo by Jan Johnsen

The pineapple lily grabs the eye with its wide, long leathery leaves and profusion of detailed, waxy flowers on a upright 12" spikes that, together, resemble a pineapple.  

This exotic plant, grown from a bulb, adds a tropical flair to a garden. It is native to southern Africa, USDA Zone 7 - 10.  It tolerates sun to some shade. 

Cultivars of pineapple lilies include the “Sparkling Burgundy,” which has leaves that stay purple for about two months. The “Tugela Ruby” also has dark foliage but is larger than the “Sparkling Burgundy.” 
 The plant is great in large containers, in beds and as a focal point. Bulbs go dormant during the colder months and stay healthy as long as there is no frost. Blooms appear in late spring through summer.

Check them out at Brent and Becky's Bulbs. 









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  1. Цікава рослина! ніколи не бачила таких квітів! дякую з публікацію!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  2. Juliana wrote: An interesting plant! never seen such colors! thank you from publishing!
    my pleasure, Juliana...

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    1. Thanks Juliana! and my pleasure too....

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