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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. For garden or very large pots. The best of the ‘standard’ garden forms, these are waxy flowered in shades of green and pink topping a stem that can be as long as 18” (45cm) and they last for ages with architectural seedheads following. Excellent again as cut flower. Possibly too big for ordinary planters, Cricket ball sized tubers with offsets (smaller bulbs) growing off them so that you will soon have a clump.
The bulbs are fist sized and most should flower in the summer following planting. Plant deeply, 15"(40cm) apart in a sunny spot in well prepared soil in the garden or in big well watered pots.
Height 24-48" (60-120cm)