Of all the tropical bulbs I know, Pineapple Lily (Eucomis )is one of the most amusing, resembling a tousle-headed cartoon character from outer space. Long spikes up to 24" appear in late summer to early fall, bristling with hyacinth-like flowers and topped with a crown of leafy green. Flower colors range from light green to purple. The common name is inspired by the plant's resemblance to the tropical fruit.
Eucomis adds a bold, tropical appearance to the landscape. It is very suitable for perennial borders and container gardens. An African or tropical theme garden would be incomplete without lots of them.
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