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Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Common Name: Pineapple Liliy

Plant Family: Asparagaceae

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Eucomis   'Sparkling Burgundy'
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Size/Qty:  9cm Pot


Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Purple
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants


A very attractive cultivar, with large strap-shaped leaves emerging beetroot-red. Masses of star-shaped pinky white flowers adorn red upright stems which are topped with a tuft of leafy bracts. Grown from leaf cuttings, not seed. The leaves may be slow to appear, this is a plant to be enjoyed from mid-summer onwards.


When to plant- Plant Eucomis bulbs between March and May. In frost prone areas it is best to start the bulbs off in pots and grow them on somewhere protected like a greenhouse or porch and then plant them out in the garden from around the end of May (depending on your area)
Site and Preparation- They like a very sunny position and well-drained soil. When planting out mix some grit with the backfill soil and also put a layer of grit in the bottom of the planting hole.  
Planting Depth- Plant bulbs about 15cm deep and at least 8cm apart 
Feeding- Eucomis don’t need a huge amount of feed but it is beneficial to apply a granular feed of Blood Fish and Bone in early summer as they start to grow away.
After flowering- It is important with all bulbs to allow the leaves to die back naturally after flowering. Whilst they are still green they are photosynthesising and feeding the bulb for the following year.  
Winter protection- Eucomis are not fully hardy and the bulbs need to be protected from frost. If you plant to leave the bulbs in the ground apply a good thick mulch in autumn. Otherwise you can lift the bulbs after they have died back and store them over winter somewhere frost free. If you are leaving them in containers then move these into a greenhouse/ conservatory over winter as there is a risk the compost may freeze right through.

Mainland UK  (Courier) £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds only (Royal Mail) £2 Click & Collect from the nursery or from Plant Fairs (2 days notice required) FREE
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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