Eucomis bicolor

2 + 1 FREE tubers £14.97 £9.98
1 tuber £4.99
available to order from winter 2021
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Eucomis bicolor pineapple lily: Huge, exotic, spiky flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost with sharp sand or grit for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A spectacular plant, with spikes of purple-edged, pale green star-shaped flowers on purple-spotted stems in July and August, topped with a pineapple-like tuft above a rosette of wide, fleshy leaves. This distinctive, summer-flowering bulb looks stunning planted in clumps in a large, well-drained container or in a sunny, exotic-style garden. Since it's not fully hardy in frost-prone areas, it's best overwintered indoors in a cool greenhouse.

  • Garden care: Water freely during the growing season and sparingly during winter. Protect the crown of the plant with a dry winter mulch or overwinter indoors under glass. Top-dress or repot container-grown specimens each spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Eucomis bicolor

"Like an orchid on steroids with pineapple-topped cream-green flowers finely rimed in and flecked in claret-red and framed by hosta-like, vivid-green foliage - this coconut-scented exotic is proving hardier than first thought - it lasts in water too"

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Beautiful plant, easy to grow.

Scottish lass





Highly recommended if you would like something a little different. I chose to grow these in a large pot by the front door, and everyone stopped to admire them.

Jo's Mum

East of England


Really happy


Really pleased at the growth, vigour and flowering strength of this plant.

Stephen Chicken man

East Yorkshire



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