|Common Name||Pineapple lily|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|How Different?||It has deep maroon spring leaves and darker summer leaves.|
|Landscape Value||Use as an accent or for contrast.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 20" / 32"|
|Soil (Garden)||Coarse and slightly organic.|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deep South, Low Water Usage|
|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.|
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!
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 20″ / 32″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderatley between waterings.|
|EC||1.5 – 2.5|
|pH||5.5 – 7.5|
|Fertility Needs||100 – 150 ppm|
|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.|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Long Day|
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