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Eucomis ‘Oakhurst’

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Strap-like burgundy foliage and pineapple-like stalks of creamy flowers. Originally found in a San Diego Nursery, this deep-purple leafed novelty has loved blazing sun there for nearly 20 years. It has a tropical look and combines well in mixed containers. Also, it lasts an amazing 21 days as a cut flower!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 20″ / 32″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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SKU: EUCOAK Categories: ,
Common Name Pineapple lily
Family Asparagaceae
Genus
species comosa
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
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Growth Habit
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 20" / 32"
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Most Active Growing Season
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Flower Color
Leaf Color
Soil Coarse and slightly organic.
pH 5.5 - 7.5
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Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Dormant in winter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? It has deep maroon spring leaves and darker summer leaves.
Landscape Value Use as an accent or for contrast.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments It's best to cut flowers off after bloom to avoid crushing other nearby plants. In areas colder than zone 7 we recommend mulch to prevent freezing. 10-20-09: Vite Greenhouses in Buchanan, MI (Zone 5) report that it has survived there two years looking beautiful. Zone 5 Niles, MI also reports survival, 3 years.
Grower Notes Per literature "For plants grown under cover, greater uniformity can be achieved by starting forcing at 68°F-78°F until stem emergence. Following emergence, production temperatures of 60°F-85°F days and 50°-65°F nights are best."
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