Eucomis autumnalis
Eucomis autumnalis
Eucomis autumnalis
Eucomis autumnalis

Eucomis autumnalis

"Pineapple lily"

Eucomis autumnalis

3 bulbs — £5.85

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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Description

If you are looking for something really different for your garden or to plant in a container on your patio, you can be sure choosing this South African Eucomis autumnalis will be the right thing to do. This plant produces columns studded with copious tiny white or yellow waxy flowers on thick stems which themselves rise out of a bed of large green leaves. The finishing touch is a topknot of small leaves on the top of each of the flower pillars.

This spiky crown of Eucomis autumnalis has earned the plant the nickname of Pineapple Flower or Pineapple Lily. Eucomis autumnalis will, as its name suggest, flower in autumn.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Eucomis autumnalis

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    14/16

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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