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Eucomis comosa, Pineapple Lily, Wine Eucomis
Eucomis comosa 'Leia'

Eucomis comosa

Pineapple Lily, Wine Eucomis
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Origin: Southern Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Eucomis comosa is a perennial plant, growing from a large bulb, which is often purple in colour. It is an ornamental plant with numerous cultivars, varying in colour from forms with white flowers and little or no purple on the leaves, to forms with deeply coloured leaves.The leaves usually have purple spots and may have an overall purple tinge; var. striata has purple stripes. The tepals are whitish to purple, the ovary always purple. Most plants have a pleasant coconut-like scent.

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