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Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood' (Pineapple lily 'Cornwood')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood'

Other names

Pineapple lily 'Cornwood'

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Variety or Cultivar

'Cornwood' _ 'Cornwood' is a rosette-forming, bulbous perennial with arching, lance-shaped, light green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, erect stems bearing dense racemes of creamy-white flowers, maroon at the centre.


Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Arching, Rosette

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Separate offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood' (Pineapple lily 'Cornwood') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in spring 15cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. 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

Partial Shade, 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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood'

Other names

Pineapple lily 'Cornwood'

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Variety or Cultivar

'Cornwood' _ 'Cornwood' is a rosette-forming, bulbous perennial with arching, lance-shaped, light green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, erect stems bearing dense racemes of creamy-white flowers, maroon at the centre.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Arching, Rosette


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Separate offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood' (Pineapple lily 'Cornwood') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in spring 15cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. 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

Partial Shade, 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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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