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Bred for the cut flower trade, this eucomis has quickly become a favorite of home gardeners across the country. The rosettes of green leaves with lightly waved margins frame tall flowers spikes of cranberry pink flowers in late summer. Rueben is very attractive in bud (dark purple) and in bloom, and an excellent cut flower. Winter hardy to zone 6b with protective mulch.
This pineapple lily was developed by Eddie Walsh, the renown New Zealand plantsman who has dedicated his career to producing new eucomis varieties suited to home gardeners' needs. It is named after Eddie's son.
|Botanical Name:||Eucomis comosa Rueben|
|Common Name:||Eucomis, pineapple lilies|
|Growing Zones:||Grow in zones 4-11; in zones 6a and colder grow in pots and overwinter indoors. Or treat as annuals.|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun to partial sun|
|Flower Color:||Cranberry pink flowers|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||Big 16-18cm in circumference bulbs|
|Bloom Timing:||Late summer|
|Pkg. Count:||3 vigorous bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Eucomis / Pineapple Lily Planting Guide|
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