Eucomis ‘Safari Adventure’

(Safari Adventure Pineapple Lily)



Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Get that tropical look right at home! This takes you for an adventure all season long, beginning in early summer, when deep olive green, wide, strap-shaped leaves emerge. The foliage lightens in intensity when the flower scapes appear. In late summer, cream flowers age to deep rosy purple. 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

Safari Adventure Pineapple Lily

Botanical Name

Eucomis 'Safari Adventure'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 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

olive green

Deer Resistant

No

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