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Eucomis 'Safari Adventure'
Common Name: Pineapple Lily
Eucomis takes you for an adventure all season long, beginning in early summer, when deep olive green, wide, strap-shaped leaves emerge. The foliage lightens in intensity when the flower scapes appear. In late summer, cream flowers age to deep rosy purple. Compared to 'African Night', 'Safari Adventure' has bicolor flowers (instead of solid rose) and lighter olive green leaves in early summer. Like other late season bloomers such as Hibiscus or Perovskia, this will be one of the last to emerge in spring. This native of South Africa is called a Pineapple Lily for good reason-the inflorescence at the top of the flower scape looks like a tropical fruit.
Eucomis are a tropical looking perennial native of South Africa. They are nicknamed "Pineapple Lily" for their tall inflorescence and spiky tops that look like the tropical fruit. Excellent as a perennial thriller in containers or the landscape. These plants can be tender and winter protection is recommended when growing in colder zones.
Photos courtesy of: Walters Gardens Inc.
Size: Grade #1 bareroot
Light requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Best bloom in sunny location.
Soil Type: It requires evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils.
Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10 (can be stored overwinter indoors or kept as potted plant)
Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Showy Flower, Showy Foliage
Care: Occasional care, Remove flower stalks when they have finished blooming, Before first frost bulbs should be removed from the ground, cleaned off, and stored indoors in a dry area.
Brand Hong Quat Packging
Calo 36 Calo
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