Eucomis comosa 'Peace Candles'

Pineapple Lily

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Eucomis comosa 'Peace Candles' - A lovely white Pineapple Lily with a pleasant scent. Though the overall color is white, each floret has a central violet-purple pistil surrounded by yellow anthers. Each raceme can grow as tall as 24 inches in summer. Flowers are a draw to all manner of flying pollinators, those armored with exoskeletons and wings of cellophane though I wouldn't be surprised to see the occasional hummingbird approach. En masse the spires rising from fleshy green straps will make a beautiful patch in the garden where they can be grown outdoors. 'Peace Candles' will make a strong contrast to other associated garden denizens. Up north it's easily grown in a container. Just bring it into the basement for the winter and keep it dry; other than the lugging it's no fuss. Full sun in fertile, draining soil. Established Eucomis comosa from division. Peace out.


Height:

16-24 in

Spread:

12-15 in

Colors:

White

Zone:

6 to 9(10?)
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Eucomis comosa 'Peace Candles'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Accent
  • Container
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Offset