Eucomis bicolor

("Pineapple lily / Pineapple flower")

Eucomis bicolor

All Eucomis have an unusual somewhat exotic appearance: the flower is formed by a cylindrical spike of masses of little flowers or florets topped with a tuft of green bracts (reminiscent of pineapple plants). The large broad foliage is soft textured and wavy edged. Their look and soft pleasing colors make them good border plants for the late Summer garden. Bees love eucomis nectar. Note the small but distinct purple edges on the florets of this species.The flower stem is also heavily blotched purple. It grows taller with larger size flowers than autmnalis.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into mid Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?


How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

5 in / 13 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

16-24 in / 40-60 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, beds and in pots and (mixed) containers.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Alba' (white).

About the Family

Eucomis Family

From the mountaineous areas of South Africa. The name Eucomis comes from Greek: 'eu' meaning 'pleasing' and 'kome' meaning 'hair of the head' thus referring to the tuft of leaf-like bracts that crown the flower.

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