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.