Eucomis comosa

("Pineapple lily / Pineapple flower")

Eucomis comosa

All Eucomis have an unusual somewhat exotic appearance: the flower is formed by a spike of masses of little flowers or florets topped with a tuft of purple-green (reminiscent of pineapple plants). One of variety of this species has bold dark maroon foliage combined with reddish stems and soft pleasing pink flowers that will provide an added dimension for the late Summer garden or patio.

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?

10-14 in / 25-35 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

'Sparkling Burgundy' (pink flowers, purple-maroon foliage).

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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