Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy
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Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy, Pineapple Lily

A superb cultivar, Sparkling Burgundy Pineapple Lily, Eucomis, boasts dramatic dark burgundy leaves that slowly change to olive green, and then revert back to dark burgundy as its large, fragrant flowers fade. On 20-30″ stalks magnificent bottle-brush-like flower clusters of tight, smokey pink florets appear over a long 6-8 week bloom period. Its flowers open bottom to top. Named for its stunning inflorescences that resemble pineapples, especially right before the flowers begin opening. Eucomis make spectacular specimens in gardens and in pots. Perennial. Proven to be reliably hardy in zones 6-9.

Plants perform best in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun a day. For best results plant in moist, well drained soils and keep watered during dry spells. To protect from bitter cold cover with a thick mulch in mid November when the ground is beginning to freeze.

Product Description

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy Pineapple Lily

Proven Hardy, And Here’s The Proof

For many years ‘Sparkling Burgundy,’ an outstanding selection of Pineapple Lily, Eucomis, has been treated like a tender perennial. Rumor had it that is was hardy, we decided to see for ourselves. In 2014 we planted one in our front garden. To our utter amusement, it has flourished and bloomed for 3 years. The photo here was taken July 26, 2017.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Common Name

Pineapple Lily

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

12-24″

Width

18-24″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Fragrant, Specimen

Resistance

Rabbit

Soil

Average, Rich, Well Drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

6-9

Plant Type

Perennial