Eucomis aloha 'Leia'

Perfect for planting at the front of a border, 'Leia' bears blooms in wonderful, purple-crimson. More
1 bulb 209183-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 bulbs 209183-3 £9.95 Delivery late February
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I’ve long been a fan of eucomis, the Pineapple Lilies, for their statuesque spires, or minarets, that stand for months, the seedheads just as good as the flowers.

Many are on the chunky side, but not the new generation aloha series, more discreet and yet still punchy, perfect for planting at the front of a border, or in a pot for pride of place. ’Leia’ bears blooms in wonderful, purple-crimson.

Genus Eucomis
Group/Species Aloha lily series
Variety Leia
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Dwarf Pineapple Lily
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size 18/20
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep and 15cm (6in) apart in the border or a pot.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. Avoid crowding and shady areas of the garden. Best grown in very free-draining compost in a terracotta pot and taken under cover for winter or, in very mild areas, grow in a gravel bed or rockery.
Care Tips Frost-hardy pineapple flowers can be grown outdoors in the southern parts of the UK, but in other areas, grow them in containers and move to a sheltered position when the weather cools.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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