Pineapple Lily

 

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Last summer’s flower
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The cultivar E. bicolor ‘Alba’ has plain white flowers and lacks any purple coloration. 
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Perfection in every bloom! Surely a Hand greater than ours has made this!

Description

Eucomis bicolor, the variegated pineapple lily or just pineapple lily, is a bulbous species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, native to Southern Africa. The pale green, purple-margined flowers are arranged in a spike, topped by a “head” of green leaflike bracts.

(Ref. Wikipedia)

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This new season’s growth
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Snails are very fond of the leaves … if they get a chance….

In cultivation, Eucomis bicoloris is not fully frost-hardy.  Sun exposure and plentiful water are required in summer for successful flowering.

The Pineapple Lily has gained the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Award of Garden Merit.

New photos taken February 2020, Pineapple Lily new growth

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My garden is full of delights! It fills the senses with beauty, color and wonder. It helps me to understand beautiful truths about God, the Creator of heaven and earth.

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