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Eucomis ‘Dark Star’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Like its sister 'Freckles', 'Dark Star' performs in many venues. Very dark, red-black foliage is fantastic when planted with silver or gold colored foliage. Another great dwarf, hardy Eucomis from TERRA NOVA®. Startling when planted with Veronica 'Aztec Gold'. Equally charming flowers in late summer.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 14″ / 10″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

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Common Name Dwarf Pineapple lily
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Eucomis
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Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time August, September
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, Purple
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? Compared to 'Freckles' it has red black foliage rather than speckled.
Landscape Value Container, border, mixed beds, edging, rock gardens.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 14" / 10"
Soil (Garden) Coarse and slightly organic.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deep South, Low Water Usage
Comments Easy to grow.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderatley between waterings.
EC 1.5 – 2.5
pH 5.5 – 7.5
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Notes 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°F-65°F nights are best.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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