Meguru Pineapple Lily (BULBS ),Elegant,Tropical
.,Great in beds, borders and containers. Eucomis 'Meguru'
Fragrant South African native, is a must have for every garden and patio! Tropical, fleshy leaves with flower spikes that appear to be miniature "pineapples" at the top of each stem. Flowers begin opening from the bottom up and have a perfect star shap to them.
- Pink to dark maroon flower spikes
- Flowers open from the bottom up
- Bronze leaves
- Eucomis 'Meguru' is another cultivar of pineapple lily bred for the cut-flower market during the recent influx of new hybrids. Eucomis 'Meguru' has upright green foliage, forming a vigorous, but tightly growing clump. Starting for us in late June, produces 27" tall spikes of greenish white flowers highlighted with dramatic burgundy ovaries.
This exotic eucomis similar to the appearance of the pineapple. At the top of the flower stem sits a green tuft of leaves.Very sexy as tub and pot plant. But also suitable for perennial beds.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 to 7 with an insulating mulch or lift bulbs to store in a frost-free location. (We have bulbs against our house, Zone 7/8, in a slightly raised bed, protected from our winter rainfall of 50+ inches.) Sent to you bare root, plant our large, heavy bulbs after danger of deep frost is past and soil begins to warm (e.g. May in Seattle), spacing 6 to 10 inches apart, covered with 4 inches of fluffy, amended soil. If desired, light mulch after top growth begins.
Bulbs are all large size that either flowered this past summer or are expected to bloom when transplanted back into the garden. Flowering stems begin very tiny and continue to expand throughout summer. Eucomis are long-lived and although they prefer to be left undisturbed, offsets can be detached from the mother bulb in fall, taking an additional two years before the babies flower. Bulbs are guaranteed true-to-name, not for failure to bloom first summer, loss due to overwatering or over wintering.