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South African in origin and commonly named the "Pineapple" flower as the topknot of leaves above the flower head does resemble that of the fruit. Glowing pink, especially in the low angled autumn afternoon sunlight this clone is outstanding for its combination of clear pink flowers and bright green foliage. The flowers get bigger as the bulb’s girth grows, then through natural splitting, a clump develops. A brilliant plant, but produced only through splitting so our stocks will always be limited, but combine it with the plant below for a ‘boozy’ pairing near the patio?
They appear above the ground in May and go dormant with the autumn frosts so when planted deeply can be regarded as being hardy in most of the UK. They like moisture retentive soils in sunny conditions. Plant 6" (15cm) deep in a sunny spot in well prepared soil or in pots. Keep well watered in summer. Must have direct sunlight. Mulch in winter.
Height 48" (120cm)