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Eucomis Bicolor

Pineapple Lily

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Rock Garden Favorite
Sure to be a conversation piece. Not everyone in the neighborhood will have this unusual specimen! Though they look exotic, they are easy to grow and when left undisturbed are long-lasting and reliable. Pale green spikes shoot skyward with clusters of smaller flowers. Each bract and tepal are perfectly outlined in purple. A whimsical topknot of smaller leaves crowns each spike. Flowers open from bottom to top to reveal its starry florets. After flowers fade, attractive seed capsules replace the florets to extend interest. Eucomis Bicolor is a valuable later season pollinator attractor. They are native to South Africa and are in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family. Their preference for sharply drained soils makes them ideal for rock gardens. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-6.

Code BEUBI

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 12-16"

Spacing Plant 18-24" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Eucomis General Information

Eucomis are summer-blooming bulbs with unusual, exotic flowers that form columnar spikes. Late to emerge in the spring, long strappy leaves and stems may be freckled with purple. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Eucomis Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 7-10. If the bulbs are in the ground, dig them up after the first frost, keeping the foliage attached. Let the plant dry in a warm, protected area until the foliage has withered. Store the dormant bulbs at 45-50F until it's time to replant them in the spring. If your eucomis are in pots, simply bring the pots indoors. In warmer zones, Eucomis prefer warm, sunny nooks with well-drained soil and protection from excessive winter cold and moisture. Grow in loose, well-drained soil. Heavy clay or soggy soil may cause the bulb to rot. At the start of growing season, keep soil barely moist. Once several leaves have emerged, water consistently keeping soil relatively moist until flowers fade. In northern zones, grow in full sun. Where sun is more intense, plants will benefit from some shade during the hottest part of the day. Fertilize in early spring. Wait until leaves and flower stems begin to yellow before removing foliage.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December