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Eucomis pole-evansii (Pineapple lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucomis pole-evansii

Other names

Pineapple lily

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Species

E. pole-evansii - E. pole-evansii is a large bulbous perennial. It has strap-shaped leaves and in late summer to early autumn, on tall stems, bears spikes of creamy-white flowers, topped with a crown of green bracts.


Eucomis pole-evansii is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Green, White in Summer; White, Green in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Eucomis pole-evansii (Pineapple lily) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant 15cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Mulch well 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 pole-evansii

Other names

Pineapple lily

Genus

Eucomis Eucomis

Species

E. pole-evansii - E. pole-evansii is a large bulbous perennial. It has strap-shaped leaves and in late summer to early autumn, on tall stems, bears spikes of creamy-white flowers, topped with a crown of green bracts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Green, White in Summer; White, Green in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eucomis pole-evansii (Pineapple lily) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant 15cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Mulch well 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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