Eucomis ‘African Night’

(African Night Pineapple Lily)



Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Want a tropical look that’s hardy to zone 6? Look no further than ‘African Night’. The name alludes to the rich, burgundy leaves that emerge in early summer. By the time the flowers spikes appear in late summer, the foliage will lighten in intensity. Rosy pink flowers are produced on dark burgundy stems with matching burgundy leaflets at the top of the flower spike. Like other late season bloomers such as Hibiscus or Perovskia, this will be one of the last to emerge in spring. This native of South Africa is called a Pineapple Lily for good reason-the inflorescence at the top of the flower scape looks like a tropical fruit.

Description

Best grown in moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some shade, but best flowering and foliage color occur in full sun. Plant bulbs in spring.

Additional information

Common Name

African Night Pineapple Lily

Botanical Name

Eucomis 'African Night'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 to 3'

Width

3 to 4'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark burgundy in spring, green in summer

Deer Resistant

No

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