• Eucomis bicolor
  • Eucomis bicolor
  • Eucomis bicolor
  • Eucomis bicolor
    Eucomis bicolor - the flowers turn more green as they mature
    Eucomis bicolor
    Eucomis bicolor
    Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor

Pineapple Lily, Pineapple Flower
Size: good sized bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Tropical-looking
  • Dramatic maroon-speckled foliage
  • Racemes of greenish-white and purple flowers
  • Hardy
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Description

Eucomis bicolor is probably the most popular Eucomis and deservedly so: it is a beautiful plant, easy to cultivate and very exotic in appearance. Bursting from the soil in an dramatic explosion of lime-green fleshy leaves, mottled on the undersides with speckles of deep moroon, it is a desirable and very exotic-looking plant just for its foliage alone. When it flowers, it sends up a tall stem with a tufty head of leafy bracts that sit atop its characteristically cylindrical raceme of tightly-spaced waxy flowers that are white with pale greenish undertones, and have a striking shade of purple at the throat and a darker edging of purple along the margins.

Naturally occuring in South Africa in the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal and up into Mpumalanga, it grows in grasslands and along the banks of streams and in forest glades to an altitude of up to 2800 m including the Drakensberg Mountains. Adapting well to cultivation in the UK, Eucomis bicolor is generally hardy if planted deep and given a generous mulching during the winter months. It likes to be kept dry during the winter so when planting sit it on a bed of sharp sand and add plenty of sand to the substrate and surrounding area. Water well during the growing season.

A very tropical-looking perennial, it is particularly effective when planted in groups where it forms a very showy and eye-catching addition to the exotic garden.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Scilloideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin South Africa
Cultivation Full sun. Water well in the growing season and keep dry in winter. Well-drained soil. Does not like a heavy water-logged soil
Eventual Height 60 cm including inflorescence
Eventual Spread 50 cm
Hardiness Hardy in the UK, however, bulbs should be thickly mulched for protection and kept as dry as possible during winter, or alternatively lifted and stored

Eucomis bicolor

Pineapple Lily, Pineapple Flower
Size: good sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£2.99
  • Buy 2 for £2.89 each and save 4%
  • Buy 3 for £2.79 each and save 7%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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