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botanical name:
Eucomis pallidiflora
Eucomis pallidiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pineapple lily
synonyms:  Eucomis punctata var. concolor
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Thick, fleshy, strap-like leaves and in summer thick stems bear spike of pale greenish cream flowers with a pineapple-like tuft of bracts on top.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Only borderline hardy and needs a warm position or best in a pot, overwintered in a frost-free position.
Plant the large bulbs quite deeply, about 15cm.

propagation:
From seed or removal of offsets.

usage:
Borders or containers. Exotic appearance.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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