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Eucomis ‘Oakhurst’


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Strap-like burgundy foliage and pineapple-like stalks of creamy flowers. Originally found in a San Diego Nursery, this deep-purple leafed novelty has loved blazing sun there for nearly 20 years. It has a tropical look and combines well in mixed containers. Also, it lasts an amazing 21 days as a cut flower!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 20″ / 32″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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Common Name Pineapple lily
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Eucomis
species comosa
Plant Type Perennial
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Bloom Time July, August
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Purple
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? It has deep maroon spring leaves and darker summer leaves.
Landscape Value Use as an accent or for contrast.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 20" / 32"
Soil (Garden) Coarse and slightly organic.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Low Water Usage
Comments It's best to cut flowers off after bloom to avoid crushing other nearby plants. In areas colder than zone 7 we recommend mulch to prevent freezing. 10-20-09: Vite Greenhouses in Buchanan, MI (Zone 5) report that it has survived there two years looking beautiful. Zone 5 Niles, MI also reports survival, 3 years.
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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