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propagating perennials: Eucomis “Oakhurst”-Purple Pineapple Lily
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Eucomis “Oakhurst”-Purple Pineapple Lily

Propagating Pineapple Lily should be accomplished in the spring and only every two years, because you need a mature bilbet before it reproduces and after slicing off the bulbet from the main bulb use powered sulphur to seal the slice to prevent rot. You can also divide the main bulb into 4 pieces. Pineapple Lily is native to S. Africa so it is only hardy in Zones 8-10. Butterflies and Hummingbirds love the flowers nectar which blooms from late summer until early fall. It is a member of the Hyacinth family. The flower color will range from a deep pink to purple and will reach a height of 24-30". It prefers a sandy loam amended soil that is moist but not wet.

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