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Eucomis 'Tugela Jade' (Pineapple Lily)

Pineapple Lily 'Tugela Jade'


Eucomis 'Tugela Jade' is a bulbous perennial with dense racemes of starry pure white flowers, opening from chartreuse buds in mid to late summer. At the tip of the spike sits a rosette of young leaves similar to those of pineapples, hence the common name of Pineapple Lily. Rich of nectar, the flowers last several weeks, opening from the bottom up. Bred for the cut flower market, 'Tugela Jade' is also a great addition to the landscape or containers. It is named after the Tugela River in South Africa.

  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45-50 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, moist and well-drained soils. While part shade is tolerated, flowering may not be as profuse. Remember that great quantities of water must be provided in the summer, and that the regular provision of extra nutrients is not just an added luxury.
  • Perfect for beds and borders or containers.
  • Eucomis is deer resistant, pest free and ridiculously easy to grow.
  • Propagate by seed, sown in fall or spring. Alternatively remove offsets in spring. Bury the bulb 3 in. (7 cm) below the soil surface (shallower in a pot). Position bulbs 5 in. apart (12 cm).
  • After the blossoms fade, you can discard the bulbs or save them to re-grow the following summer. Fertilize regularly if you plan to re-grow them. If you live in a cool area (hardiness zones 3-6) and want to save your bulbs, you may lift and clean them for winter storage. Bulbs in pots may be stored indoors right in their pots, ready for use the next summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Eucomis - Pinapple Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 5" (12cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Images: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Eucomis - Pinapple Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 5" (12cm)
Depth 3" (7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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