This unique and fascinating small species have soft-textured, wavy green leaves with unusual pineapple-like flowers. Its compact growth habit and long-lasting, star-shaped flowers make it a great addition to a small well-lit rockery type garden.
Harvest seed pods when ripe and store them till spring.
Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements, but the flowers tend to last longer if left on the plant.
Sow seeds in spring when ripe. Sow seeds at a depth of 1 to 2 cm, and space them 20 cm apart.
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
This species is water-wise as it only grows during the summer months.
Great container plant for any sunny position. Bring the plant inside during the flower period to appreciate it even more.
South Central Africa to the South Western Cape of South Africa
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Decoctions of the Eucomis bulbs are traditionally used to treat colic and for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Use as a border plant or planted en masse adding a different look to the garden. It is also used as a cut flower by florists.
, Yellow, Cream, Green
Eucomis is practically pest and disease-free.
Plant with grasses and prairie flowers, like Echinacea purpurea.