Eucomis bicolor

Pineapple lily

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Tender perennial

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Eucomis bicolor
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Pineapple lily Eucomis bicolor bears a rosette of reddish-puple, strappy leaves, from which purple-tinged flowers are borne on an erect, purple stem. It's ideal for growing as summer bedding in a sheltered, sunny border, and is also well suited to growing in containers on a sunny patio, or indoors in the conservatory.

Despite its tenderness, Eucomis bicolor is easy to grow. Plant bulbs in pots in spring and move outside once all danger of frost has passed. Water frequently in dry weather. Dig up bulbs or move pots indoors in autumn and keep dry until the following spring.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Eucomis

Species: bicolor

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 50cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: July to August

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