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EUCOMIS bicolor 'Alba'

Image of Eucomis bicolor 'Alba'

International Flower Bulb Centre

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

EUCOMIS bicolor 'Alba'

Plant Common Name

White King's Flower, White Pineapple Lily

Special Notice

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General Description

Named for its pineapple-like, bract-crested flower spikes, this summer-flowering perennial bulb is native to South Africa. The spires of yellow-green, purple-edged flowers appear in summer above a lush clump of handsome, strap-like, light-green leaves.

This surprisingly hardy plant does well in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. It likes dryish conditions during its winter dormant period. Grow in containers or mixed borders or for cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Yellow Green

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Purple

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No