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South African in origin and commonly named the Pineapple Plant as the topknot of leaves above the flower head does resemble that fruit. They appear above the ground only after the frosts have gone and go dormant with the first autumn frosts so when planted deeply can be regarded as being hardy in most of the UK. A very distinct clone(only raised by vegetative propagation, so all the plants are identical) with pale jade coloured stems covered in dozens of glistening pinkish ivory cream flowers from which shine out the distinctive purple-black ovaries, like rows of dark buttons. Shorter than most other E. comosa.
Plant 6" (15cm) deep, 12" (30cm) apart in well prepared soil in the garden or in pots in a sunny site. Water well in summer.
Height 18" (45cm)