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Pineapple Flower

Eucomis spp.

Also known as

Pineapple lily

Eucomis pallidiflora Inflorescenes BotGardBln0806a by User:BotBln (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pineapple Flower Overview

The genus Eucomis is termed Pineapple Flower or Pineapple Lily after their flower appearance, it has around 11 hardy, bulbous perennials. They are grown for their star-shaped flowers, which are produced abundantly on thick-stemmed, vertical inflorescences with a top of leafy bracts, similar to those produced at the top of pineapples. Colours commonly seen are pastel pinks, yellows and white, ranging to deep purple flowers. Popular as ornamental plants, this genus contains many hybrids and cultivars, some of which have bicoloured flowers.

Common problems with Pineapple Flower

How to propagate Pineapple Flower

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division of the clumps in spring.

Seed

Other uses of Pineapple Flower

Grown for their dense spikes of flowers. These plants suit being included in planting schemes for Urban spaces and Courtyards, Gravel Gardens, Mediterranean, Patio Pots and Container Gardens. With an OPALS rating of 3, these plants are also Good to include in a low allergen garden

OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale

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