Pineapple Lily
Eucomis comosa 'Leia'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Eucomis (YOO-com-iss) (Info)
Species: comosa (kom-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Leia
Additional cultivar information:(Aloha Lilly series)
Registered or introduced: 2007

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Brea, California

San Leandro, California

Clearwater, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Divernon, Illinois

New Orleans, Louisiana

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Jun 16, 2015, flowerwhiz from New Orleans, LA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I purchased this pineapple lily Spring 2014, in bloom. It froze back this past winter. It was in a pot in one of my sunny garden beds. I forgot about it, but noticed it came back and is in bloom now, 6/15 on my patio table, in full sun. It has an unusual looking flower, blooms once a year, lasts quite a while, then is a rather ordinary looking plant.

Neutral

On Jul 10, 2012, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

giving this a neutral since i just purchased it. have tried Eucomis in the past with no success but armed with better info, i will try again.
i'll check back and give an update next year at this time.