Pineapple Lily (Eucomis autumnalis)

Common names:
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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: Green
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Bulbs
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-06
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-07-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-05-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-23
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-07-23
By Calif_Sue
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-03-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 6-11-11plant just emerging from dormancy
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-15
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Photo Courtesy of Cape Seed and Bulb
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 31, 2011 10:39 AM

Name means "beautifully headed".
When container grown, mine are overwintered dry in basement.
Seem to like to be somewhat crowded in containers.
New bulbs formed easily.
Lasts up to a month as a cut flower (w/ regular water changes)

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Plant Events from our members
jmorth On November 27, 2015 Winterized
Moved from garage to basement
jmorth On November 11, 2014 Winterized
Moved from garage to basement to overwinter dry in their pots.
Yorkshirelass On June 5, 2017 Winterized
Tender. Overwintered in greenhouse
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