Eucomis Bicolour (Pineapple Flower)

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Many pale green flowers bursting from the stem; edged in purple with a purple throat. Topped with a smaller collection of bracts or small leaves giving it the name the King flower or Pineapple flower. Large lanceolate leaves protrude from the ground; decorated undernaeth with brown-purple markings. Flowering from July to September.

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Green
  • Height: 40cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds/borders
  • Bees
  • Pots

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
  • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 25
  • Planting depth: 12cm

Originating in South Africa

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Eucomis Bicolour, also known as the pineapple flower, is an attractive and easy-to-grow summer bulb that can bring a unique fruity twist to any garden. It is native to South Africa and produces stunning bicolour flowers in shades of green edged with purple. With its striking foliage and cheerful blooms, Eucomis Bicolour is a great addition to any garden or container.

To grow Eucomis Bicolour successfully, it should be planted outdoors in well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed in early spring. Plant the bulbs 4 inches deep with the pointed end facing up. Place them 40cm apart from each other so they have enough room to spread out. Keep the soil evenly moist and fertilize them every couple of weeks. The pineapple flower thrives in full sun to part shade, so make sure that it has at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. In the late summer or autumn, the foliage will begin to die back, signaling that it is time to stop watering and allow the bulbs to rest until spring.

In order to prolong its lifespan, divide the Eucomis Bicolour bulbs every 2-3 years in early spring before new growth appears on its stems. Dig them up with a garden fork and carefully separate the individual bulbs from one another making sure not to damage their roots in the process. Replant them promptly after dividing for the best results.

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