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Eucomis autumnalis

Pineapple flower

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Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Eucomis autumnalis
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Pineapple lily, Eucomis, takes its common name from the unusual appearance of its flower. It's an easy to grow summer-flowering bulb, perfect for growing in sunny herbaceous borders, in pots on the patio and the greenhouse or conservatory.

Eucomis autumnalis produces a long thin flower spike topped with a small rosette of leaves.For best results keep plants well watered during summer but keep dry in winter. New plants can be propagated by removing offsets from the parent bulbs in spring.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Eucomis

Species: autumnalis

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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