Item #: 9796
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 10" tall
Origin: South Africa
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Eucomis 'Leia' was the first in the recent hybridizing efforts for short, compact pineapple lilies. Eucomis 'Leia' comes from Garden State Bulb Growers and I agree with Dr. John Grimshaw who assumes it to be a hybrid between Eucomis zambesiaca and Eucomis vandermerwei. The fast-offsetting rosettes eventually form a 15" wide compact clump topped, starting in early July, with 10" spikes of dark pink-lavender buds, opening to equally saturated flowers. Eucomis 'Leia' is a truly stunning breakthrough in pineapple lily breeding.