Perfect for a sunny border or large container. No pest or disease problems! Check out the photos and comments at Plant Lust. Wow.
South African Pineapple Lilies, Eucomis, do well in our zone 7 weather? Steve Owens at
Bustani Plant Farm said his are in the ground for 14 years and going strong.
|Bustani Plant Farm - Oakhurst Pineapple Lily|
Steve says all 4 varieties he offers are hardy in his western Oklahoma gardens.
|Giant Eucomis - Bustani Plant Farm|
Other growers in our zone agree. Plant Delights catalog says,
"Since we began growing eucomis (pineapple lilies) in the early 1980s, we have found them to be easy, reliable, and fun garden perennials. We continue to evaluate most of the 10 Eucomis species from South Africa along with new hybrids from breeders around the world for their uniqueness and garden worthiness. The first plant we introduced was a selection we named Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'. We hope you enjoy our ever-increasing eucomis offerings, many of which were bred for the cut flower market. "
|Bustani Plant Farm - Eucomis|
Don't miss out on planting this one in your garden or on your patio.