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Eucomis zambesiaca

Eucomis zambesiaca
Seedlings started in winter, outside in May

Common name pineapple lily
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers white
Size 7-12"
Light sun-part shade

South African species that grows wider than it is tall, forming a rosette of fleshy leaves. Flower stalks are covered in star-shaped white flowers.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Baggy 70F (no G, 5w) - nicked seed coat with tip of pocket knife - (81%G, 5-65d)

Scarifying the seed was apparently necessary for germination.

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