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Eucomis bicolor (Two-coloured pineapple lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucomis bicolor

Other names

Two-coloured pineapple lily

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Species

E. bicolor - E. bicolor is a perennial with an upright habit. Its wavy, strap-shaped leaves are green and its stems are purple-spotted. In summer it bears racemes of star-shaped, maroon edged, pale-green flowers.


Eucomis bicolor is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-green, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Eucomis bicolor (Two-coloured pineapple lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil. Protect with a mulch in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Eucomis bicolor

Other names

Two-coloured pineapple lily

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Species

E. bicolor - E. bicolor is a perennial with an upright habit. Its wavy, strap-shaped leaves are green and its stems are purple-spotted. In summer it bears racemes of star-shaped, maroon edged, pale-green flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-green, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eucomis bicolor (Two-coloured pineapple lily) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil. Protect with a mulch in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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