Want a hint of the tropics that will overwinter all the way to zone 6? Look no further. These Pineapple lilies or Eucomis are plenty rugged. They will be one of the last to emerge in spring, so don't worry if they aren't peeking up with your daffodils. The scrappy foliage is attractive enough on its own, but the real show starts when the flowers come out in late summer.
In the north they can be grown in pots and protected for winter. The flowers will last for weeks once cut, and even longer on the plant. Asexual Propagation Prohibited.
Height: 2.5-3.0 Feet
Spread: 3.5-4.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades / Multicolored
Foliage Color: Green shades, Near-black shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs
Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime: Late Summer, Early Fall
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens