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Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily*

Eucomis 'Mini Tuft Red'

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Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily (Eucomis 'Mini Tuft Red') at Walton's Garden Center

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily flowers

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

This wonderful dwarf variety produces compact rosettes of wavy-edged green leaves; spikes of attractive red-violet flowers with burgundy tones rise up in late spring; lift in colder climates, mulch in milder ones

Ornamental Features

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily features bold spikes of lightly-scented red star-shaped flowers with violet overtones and burgundy streaks from late spring to early summer. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mini Tuft Red Pineapple Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features