Eucomis vandermerwei is a rare species of pineapple lily native to a small area of South Africa.
Eucomis vandermerwei is a rare species of pineapple lily native to a small area of South Africa. The narrow green leaves are ruffled and 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.
Common Name: Dwarf Spotted Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
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.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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