Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii
Eucomis pole-evansii

Eucomis pole-evansii

"Pineapple lily"

Eucomis pole-evansii

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Description

A beautiful and exotic giant, found originally around a century ago, growing wild along the edges of streams in South Africa, Eucomis pole-evansii is named after the then director of the country’s Botanical Survey. During spring and summer, this gorgeous plant will produce a stem up to 200cm tall. This is topped by a flower spike of loosely-packed, creamy yellow star-shaped flowers, at the crest of which is a cluster of leafy bracts—which looks somewhat like a pineapple, hence its common name, pineapple lily. The glossy mid-green leaves of Eucomis pole-evansii are strap-shaped, with a slightly wavy edge, and up to 100cm  long. The plant looks its absolute best in late summer and early autumn. 

Some gardeners prefer to grow Eucomis pole-evansii in a pot, as the leaves look particularly elegant, draping down the sides. If grown this way, protect the pot from freezing in winter. Remember, however, Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii is also a superior plant for a bed or border. Ideally, choose a place that is well-drained and in full sun. 

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 pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E. Br.) Reyneke ex J.C. Manning

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    16/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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