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Purple Leaf Pineapple Flower, Purple Leaf Pineapple Lily
Eucomis autumnalis

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Eucomis (YOO-com-iss) (Info)
Species: autumnalis (aw-tum-NAH-lis) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(Purple Leaf Form)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Clinton, Mississippi

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 6, 2014, Botanist101 from Clinton, MS wrote:

This is a tough plant. Of all the Eucomis in my collection, E. autumnalis has survived my neglect. I have moved the bulbs many times to replace it with something else I needed the spot for, and tucked this plant into out of the way spots. Its foliage lasted through most of the 20 F winter. I would pass it and the Hellibores and marvel at autumnalis ability. The foliage did die after many weeks, but it held in there longer than any Eucomis. Despite my neglect and bad positioning, it still flowers. the foliage isn't robust, but I suspect it wasn't always robust from the start. Ive never known it to be a vegetative mess like how some Eucomis get at the end of the season with wild growth.

Thanks,
Brian
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