Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor

Pineapple lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Eucomis bicolor
  • Common name: Pineapple lily
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 50cm

Spread: 30cm

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

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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.

Position

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