Pineapple Lily

A showy hybrid, Eucomis 'Reuben' (Hebrew for "first born") has big spikes of dark purple buds opening to rose-pink flowers.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size16-24" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeBag of 3
SKUHC008637

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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18-20" tall. A showy hybrid, Eucomis 'Reuben' (Hebrew for "first born") has big spikes of dark purple buds opening to rose-pink flowers. This Pineapple Lily plant was bred for use as a cut flower production, but has proven to be an excellent garden plant. Provide a compost enriched, moisture retentive soil in a full to part sun location. Protect from the wind. Cold hardy in zones 6b-9. Be sure to mulch well for winter in zone 6. Hybridized from South African native species.
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SKUHC008637
Common Name
Pineapple Lily
Botanical Name
Eucomis comosa Reuben
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Flower Color
Pink
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
16-24" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
16 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep
Soil Type
Average Soil
Ideal Region
Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-6a. Hardy in zones 6b -9.
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


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