Known as- Pineapple lily
Grow Zone - 6 to 9
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 1 to 2 ft.
Span- 1.5 to 2 ft.
Coloring- Whitish purple
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in damp, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some shade,
but best flowering and foliage color occur in full sun. Plant bulbs in
spring. Not reliably winter hardy in the St. Louis area where bulbs should
be planted in a protected location, such as on the south side of a home
or garage, with application of a thick winter mulch. Bulbs may be lifted
in fall and overwintered indoors in pots.
This pineapple lily cultivar features a basal rosette of strap-shaped,
linear, dark burgundy leaves which spread to 24’ wide. From each
rosette, a thick flower stalk rises to 20’ tall in mid to late summer
bearing masses of tiny, starry, purplish flowers in a dense raceme topped
by a tuft of greenish bracts blushed with burgundy. Raceme flowers bloom
bottom to top over a long 6-8 week bloom period. Overall flower effect
is reminiscent of pineapple, hence the common name.
No serious insect or disease problems. Winter hardiness is main concern
in St. Louis.
Protected locations in borders and around the home. Good container plant.