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PlantFiles: Pineapple Flower, Pineapple Lily, Wine Eucomis
Eucomis comosa

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Eucomis (YOO-com-iss) (Info)
Species: comosa (kom-OH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Eucomis comosa var.comosa
Synonym:Eucomis punctata

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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6 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive RosinaBloom On Oct 27, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

Eucomis 'Pine-Apple Flower' is a bulbous rooted plant from Africa. It thrives well in a sunny, dry spot, and is very easily grown. The flower spikes last a month or more on the plant and as a cut flower. In E. punctata pinkish forms also occur in the flowers. A very exotic looking flower to have in a vase.

Positive alzone7 On Aug 21, 2009, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

I love this plant. The pineapple flower heads get so heavy that they fall over, but I just cut them and put them in a tall vase with three of the blades and have a spectacular long-lasting arrangement for my hall table. Next year I may try putting out a single-stem plant support for each bloom stalk to grow through and see what happens. Either way is OK with me.

Positive fuquaygarden On Jul 29, 2004, fuquaygarden from Fuquay Varina, NC wrote:

Propagates readily from leaf section cuttings.

Positive PLANT_NUT On Jul 4, 2004, PLANT_NUT from Charlotte, NC wrote:

I love this plant! My mother-in-law let me dig 8 or so out of her flowerbeds last fall (2003). She had them growing in the typical hard red clay soil found in NC. They were gorgeous and bloomed beautifully for her. So I transplanted them into my garden (same city, but heavily amended soil) and they have all bloomed. :^) At this point, each stalk is about 2 1/2 feet tall and covered in buds. The foilage is a deep red and green and the flower stalks are very smooth and burgundy in color also. I can't wait to see all the buds open!

Positive wnstarr On Oct 27, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This bulb from South Africa is a member of the Lily family.
It blooms mid-Summer to late fall.

It is hardy in Sunset Zones 4 & 5 (I have it growing outside here in Western Washington.) and has white or pink-purple bloom. The foliage is strap-like, erect leaves and the bloom comes up from the center, 2 to 3 feet tall covered with scented flowers. The top of the bloom spike has a topnot of small leaf bracts. Grows in sun or light shade, needs to be fed as it needs rich soil. Overall the plant in bloom resembles a Pineapple. Propagate by division or from seed.

Positive mungoj On Oct 27, 2003, mungoj from Murfreesboro, TN wrote:

This is a great plant for anyone's garden. Foliage is purple and very striking. Flowers are tall (3 feet) and the honeybees love them. I have six plants and I'm trying to find places for more!

Regional...

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

Gadsden, Alabama
Stamford, Connecticut
Deland, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
College Park, Maryland
Charlotte, North Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Puyallup, Washington



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