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PlantFiles: Variegated Pineapple Flower, Pineapple Lily
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

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

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

12 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive outdoorlover On Jul 6, 2014, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is growing much bigger and wider than stated in the above description. Plus I'm in zone 7a and it has been hardy here for a couple of years. It is very unusual and striking. I'm glad to be growing it!

Neutral swiiila On May 27, 2012, swiiila from Durham, NC
United States wrote:

One problem with the pineapple lily is that the leaves flop. They warned me of this at Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC where I bought it and sure enough before I could get one of them in the ground two of its leaves had flopped over and developed a tear. I had to prop them up with mulch and a rock. The other one I bought did not do that. Hopefully once it gets used to the site it will produce some new leaves. I wonder if I should cut the floppy ones off. For now I am not because I wouldn't have much plant left.

Positive LeslieT On Jul 26, 2010, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

This is a great addition to a Houston-area garden. I grow mine in a part-sun, part-shade spot. The blooms last a long time, although I do stake them (probably due to the part-shade situation). They have multiplied well (after several years 3 became 10), but are not aggressive. In my garden, the foliage is most colorful in spring, but in summer is more green than red (again, it could be lack of full sun). Everyone who sees them, asks what they are, where did I get them, and will I share (eventually). My three bulb start came from PlantDelights.

Positive gldandrews On Nov 7, 2006, gldandrews from Andrews, NC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Just noticed the growing zones for this plant . States hardy to zone 8b, but I have been growing Pineapple lillies for years in the garden in zone 6b without any special mulching.
Started with one bulb and now have several beautiful plants that bloom wonderfully each year.

Positive sterhill On Jul 8, 2005, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta. More purple in the spring, greener in July (see photo). Saw on TV how to propagate: take one leaf and cut into 1" pieces, stick into pots! New plant-lets in about a month. If this works, I'll post a pix of the baby plants in about a month. Beautiful plant. Easy to grow, adds a new plant each year for me.


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

Pelham, Alabama
Clinton, Arkansas
Azusa, California
Burbank, California
Fresno, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Trenton, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Lawrence, Kansas
Louisville, Kentucky
Bishopville, Maryland
Madison, Mississippi
Voorhees, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Andrews, North Carolina
Burlington, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Weaverville, North Carolina
Willard, North Carolina
Enid, Oklahoma
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Medina, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Shepherd, Texas
Spring, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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