The Eucomis, originally from Southern Africa, produces an exotic looking flower that’s shape has given it the popular name of the Pineapple Lily. Multiple white flowers clinging to the flower spike, are topped with a “head-dress” reminiscent of that tropical fruit’s leaves, giving it an unusual and rather jaunty look. Eucomis flowers come into bloom in late summer if planted in spring, and will continue to bloom until October. Eucomis will give a rare touch to your container garden on the patio or feature strongly in borders that are exposed to plenty of sun. They do not like shade – even if that shade is provided by other plants. So give your Eucomis bulbs space.