Eucomis, commonly referred to as Pineapple Lily, is a striking plant in the summer garden. It sends up deep burgundy strappy leaves in spring. Then in late June florettes begin to rise which can reach 20-30 inches tall. These florettes resemble pineapples so therefore it’s common name. The flower stalk produces tiny, starry flowers that glisten in the sun. When the blooms are present, the leaves take on a greenish burgundy color but then turn deep burgundy again in fall.
Eucomis prefers moist, rich and well drained soil in full sun. It can tolerate a bit of shade. This plant dies back in winter but is easy to grow.
It is pest and disease free and deer do not eat it. What more can you ask from a plant? This one delivers!♦