Eucomis autumnalis

Eucomis autumnalis

Pineapple lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Eucomis autumnalis
  • Common name: Pineapple lily
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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