|Common Name||Pineapple lily|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 20" / 32"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|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|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|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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