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Eucomis TERRA NOVA® ‘Zulu Flame’


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.

TERRA NOVA® 'Zulu Flame' has darker purple leaves than Eucomis 'Oakhurst' with a much improved habit. The broader, thicker foliage never flops and the flowers are darker on shorter stalks. TERRA NOVA® 'Zulu Flame' will add a tropical touch without any fuss. Hardy to at least zone 6, this vigorous, cold tolerant gem should find its way into a featured garden spot or a special pot from coast to coast.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 24″ / 30″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

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Common Name TERRA NOVA® Pineapple lily
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Eucomis
species hybrid
Plant Series Eucomis TERRA NOVA® Series
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 24" / 30"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time August, September
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Leaf Color ,
Flower Color Purple
Leaf Color Green, 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? Compared to 'Oakhurst' or 'Sparkling Burgundy' it has shorter, wider leaves and does not flop over later in the season. (Much shorter flower stalks as well.) The foliage color holds better in the heat.
Landscape Value Container, border, mixed beds, rock gardens.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments --
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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