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Eucomis comosa
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Eucomis comosa

Pineapple Lily

Item #: 1292

Zones: 6b to 9b

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This tropical looking bulbous plant boasts 18" long x 2" wide, amaryllis-like fleshy leaves. The easy-to-grow clumps are topped in August with dramatic 20" tall, flesh-colored flowers resembling small pineapples on totem poles. I haven't tried them in mixed drinks yet, but there is great potential! Regardless, do not try this at home. A mass of pineapple lilies in the garden will create a guaranteed photo op.

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