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Eucomis vandermerwei Purple Spotted Leaf (Adult 2023)


Eucomis vandermerwei is a rare species of pineapple lily native to a small area of South Africa. This form has great leaf spotting.

Eucomis vandermerwei is a rare species of pineapple lily native to a small area of South Africa. The narrow green leaves are ruffled and, in this Purple Spotted Leaf form, boldly covered in purple to burgundy spots. The pineapple-like inflorescences have purple to burgundy flowers that top the foliage in late summer. Should be hardy in coastal BC if kept dry when dormant. It also makes a wonderful container specimen in a clay pot and can be protected in winter in colder zones. Our nursery-grown bulbs are adult blooming size as of 2023.

Common Name: Dwarf Spotted Pineapple Lily - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: High rainfall region in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains just east of Pretoria, South Africa. Well-drained rocky crevices, free from winter moisture.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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