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Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Pineapple lily

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

A delightful variety of the pineapple flower, the leaves and bracts of 'Sparkling Burgundy' are tinged an unusual burgundy colour. There are only a few eucomis species, all South African and doubtfully hardy except in warm gardens, where they may be planted in sheltered sunny beds against a warm wall. They are quite easy to grow and are guaranteed to attract attention throughout July and August. Plant bulbs in large pots in spring and move outside once all danger of frost has passed. Plants in pots should be watered frequently in dry weather, kept dry all winter and then repotted in spring.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Eucomis

Species: comosa

Cultivar: Sparkling Burgundy

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 50cm

Spread: 30cm


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