Plant ID forum: pineapple lily ID

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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Mar 17, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Had this one for years but still don't know witch one it is.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 17, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Wow, that's so pretty! I don't know Eucomis at all but it looks a lot like Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy')
Hopefully someone more familiar with these lovely plants will pop in and be able to help.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 17, 2016 7:05 PM CST
That IS really pretty. Lovey dubby The only thing I can tell you is that they won't live in Reno (but I am in love...).
Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Mar 17, 2016 7:41 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it is sparkling burgundy just looking for some confirmation. Thanks all
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Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Mar 17, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Wowser, that is gorgeous !!!
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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Mar 17, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Does anyone know if the come true from seed i have 30 seedlings right now and they look good.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 17, 2016 9:33 PM CST
It may not but hey, it's worth a try! Wow, 30 seedlings??? I hope you'll keep us updated on how they do ... they sure are gorgeous plants! Earlier I read somewhere (can't find it now) that said Eucomis might not come true from seed but I don't remember if it was a particular species.
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jmorth
Mar 17, 2016 10:22 PM CST
Similar pineapple lily Oakhurst
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 17, 2016 10:25 PM CST
DaisyI said:That IS really pretty. Lovey dubby The only thing I can tell you is that they won't live in Reno (but I am in love...).


Why won't it live in Reno? Shrug!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2016 10:36 AM CST
I assumed it was way too cold. Now I have to go check. Be right back....
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 18, 2016 11:23 AM CST
I think you could grow them with mulch, the city park grows them here and we are zone 6.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Does it snow a lot where you live? I have discovered that not all zones are created equal. If your zone 6 is under 5 feet of snow all winter, the ground is somewhat insulated. It rarely snows here so the soil surface is the air temp which could be 5 degrees. On average, the ground freezes 18 inches down so anything that can't take being frozen into a solid block for the winter does not survive.

I have never seen them for sale at any of the local nurseries but next time I go, I will ask.

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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Mar 18, 2016 2:37 PM CST
I grow them in containers and just put pot and all underneath my house for winter. My series of photos at start of this thread show growth from when I pull them out in spring till bloom.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 18, 2016 3:00 PM CST
The weather here is crazy. Most winters we do not get much snow and the ground is dry mostly, it freezes and thaws alot and I get alot of plant heaving. It is best to mulch plants and especially those that are zone borderline. I have found that if planted in the right place and mulched heavily, there are plants that survive and do great. It is trial and error. The park has had the pineapple lily now for about 3 years and it is does nicely.

Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2016 5:04 PM CST
If I find one, maybe a pot and into the garage for the winter. Mulch will blow away. I cover my American pitchers with 4 layers of burlap and bricks to hold it down.

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