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Eucomis ‘Dark Star’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

Like its sister 'Freckles', 'Dark Star' performs in many venues. Very dark, red-black foliage is fantastic when planted with silver or gold colored foliage. Another great dwarf, hardy Eucomis from TERRA NOVA®. Startling when planted with Veronica 'Aztec Gold'. Equally charming flowers in late summer.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 14″ / 10″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

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SKU: EUCDARSTA Categories: ,
Common Name Dwarf Pineapple lily
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Eucomis
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 14" / 10"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time August, September
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Fall
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green, Purple
Soil Coarse and slightly organic.
pH 5.5 - 7.5
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South, Low Water Usage
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? Compared to 'Freckles' it has red black foliage rather than speckled.
Landscape Value Container, border, mixed beds, edging, rock gardens.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments Easy to grow.
Grower Notes 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°F-65°F nights are best.
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