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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 Eucomis
species comosa
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 20" / 32"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time July, August
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Purple
Leaf Color Purple
Soil Coarse and slightly organic.
pH 5.5 - 7.5
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Low Water Usage
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy 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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