Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'
This outstanding cultivar boasts dark burgundy leaves that slowly change to olive green, and then revert back dramatically as the flowers fade. The flowers form on 20- to 30-inch stalks bearing bottle-brush-like wands of tight, smokey pink florets, which are crowned by tufts of purple bracts. As the common name implies, these unusual and magnificent inflorescences are reminiscent of pineapples. These tender bulbs with strap-shaped leaves are from dry screes and annually damp meadows of South Africa. Sold in one gallon container.
Plant Height: 1 to 3 feet
Plant Width: 1 to 3 feet
Zones: 10, 11, 8, 9
Plant Type: Bulbs
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late Summer, Summer
Moisture: Medium Moisture
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Purple/Burgundy
Characteristics: Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
Plant Seasonal Interest: Summer Interest