Eucomis 'Purple Reign' PP35161


Common Name: Pineapple Lily

No matter which way you slice it, this new collection of Pineapple Lilies from Proven Winners is going to stand out in your garden. The rigidly upright flower spikes offer a unique tropical flair, showing passing resemblance to a pineapple while in bloom. Members of this collection are notably compact, perfect for the front of the border or for use as a thriller in a mixed container. Expect to wait a few weeks to see these plants in spring, Pineapple Lilies (like Hardy Hibiscus) are among the last perennials to wake from their winter sleep. Eucomis grow from a bulb and need to be planted deep like a hardy Lilium (Tiger Lily) so that the flower stalk grows upright and to ensure winter hardiness.

A Pineapple Lily of intermediate size, this plant is perfect for use in mixed perennial borders or as a thriller in containers. 'Purple Reign' gets its name from the deep burgundy color of its spring foliage. The foliage holds its dark color well into summer when the flowers begin to come up. Star-shaped flowers open blush pink and darken to a deep mauve, lasting for many weeks. Acute leaves top the stems, reminiscent of a pineapple. Try this plant as a cut flower.

Eucomis are a tropical looking perennial native of South Africa. They are nicknamed "Pineapple Lily" for their tall inflorescence and spiky tops that look like the tropical fruit. Excellent as a perennial thriller in containers or the landscape. These plants can be tender and winter protection is recommended when growing in colder zones.

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