Eucomis 'African Night'
(Pineapple Lily) Enjoy the looks of the tropics in your zone 6-9 garden with Eucomis ‘African Nights’. This beautiful Pineapple lily features deep plum black foliage in the early summer when it emerges, as the season progresses the foliage lightens up to an olive green. Late summer deep plum flower spikes emerge that open to star shaped, bottle brush blooms pinkish plum flowers. Standing up to 36 inches tall and wide (smaller in cooler climates) Eucomis ‘African Nights’ is best suited for full sun to part shade locations with fertile soil. Hardy in zones 6-9, Pineapple lilies attract butterflies to the garden. Like other late summer bloomers, Eucomis ‘African Nights’ will be late to emerge in the spring so be patient. These easy to grow tropical looking flowers are great for cuttings, containers, and make a great focal point in the garden.
Common Name: Pineapple lily
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 24 – 36 Inches
Max Spread: 48 – 36 Inches
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Butterflies
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage
Design Use: Container, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering): Late Summer, Fall