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Eucomis 'Oakhurst'

Eucomis 'Oakhurst'

Pineapple Lily

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This tender perennial bulb from South Africa makes a bold statement in the garden with its broad rosette of deep bronze foliage. Tall heads of rosy purple buds open to pink flower in late summer and early fall. Adventurous gardeners in Zone 7 wishing to grow this outside year round should plant the bulbs in a warm, sheltered site such as against a south wall or foundation, at least 12 cm deep, and cover with a thick layer of mulch. Otherwise, lift bulbs in late fall for winter storage (dry peat).



Hardiness Zone: Zone 8 (possibly Zone 7 with protection)July
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Height: 60-75 cm
Spread: 40-50 cm
Soil Requirements: Moist, organically rich, well drained soil
Bloom Time Late summer to early fall
Planting Time: Mid spring after the soil has warmed
Use: Container plant, specimen plant, accent plant for a tropical look
Flower Colour & Shape: pineapple-like heads of starry pink flowers, topped by a tuft of leaves
Foliage: Rosette of broad strap shaped green leaves , changing to bronze red, by mid summer (best colour in full sun)
Benefits: Attracts Hummingbirds and butterflies, good cut flower

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