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Eucomis vandermerwei 'Octopus'
Common Name: Pineapple Lily Family: Hyacinthaceae (The Hyacinth Family)

Eucomis vandermerwei 'Octopus'
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This rare species of pineapple lily is native to a small area of South Africa. The narrow green leaves are heavily ruffled and boldly covered in purple spots. The pineapple-like inflorescences have purple flowers that top the foliage in late summer. Should be hardy for us if kept dry when dormant.


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

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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