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A very unusual find as the leaves of this eucomis are a
deep glossy purple, which gives it a beautiful exotic look;
yet is cold hardy to zone 7.  This pineapple lily is a vibrant
purple in the full sun garden where it loves deep humus
and even moisture.  The lance shaped purple leaves give
way to light purple flowers in mid to late summer.  The
long lasting cylindrical flower heads make great cut
flowers.
3.5" pot -
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Height: 32"
Spread: 20"
Light Exposure:
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Type:
Well-drained/Organic
pH: 5.5 - 7.5
Species: E. comosa
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Eucomis comosa 'Oakhurst' in
different growth stages.
The Eucomis genus contains fifteen species of bulbous perennials found growing in Southern Africa to Tropical South
Africa.  The pineapple lily is grown for its unusual flower heads that either resemble pineapples or are perfectly
cylindrical.  The leaves are thick and lance shaped and make up a full basal rosette.

The Parent Species of Plant We Offer:
Eucomis comosa
is a thirty inch tall bulbous perennial that has light green leaves with purple spotting underneath.  The
full cylindrical flowering head are borne above the lance foliage in late summer, and the flowers are pure white.  This
species resides naturally in South Africa.

Growing Tips:
Plant in a well-drained soil that has been organically enriched, with a pH range of 6.0 - 7.0.  Where not hardy use as a
houseplant in a bright window, hobby greenhouse, or dig bulb in fall(following spring planting) and store in frost free
area.  Plant in full sun for best coloration.  The flowering stalk makes a long lasting cut flower.
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Eucomis (Pineapple Lily)