Eucomis are summer-blooming bulbs with unusual flowers that are the source of this plant's common name: pineapple lily. Depending on the cultivar, the long, strappy leaves can be green or burgundy, and the stems may be freckled with purple. Eucomis flower colors come in white, pink and violet.

Plant bulbs 15cm deep to help prevent frost damage, in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. Avoid shady areas of the garden, but also make sure that the pineapple flower won’t be shaded by other plants as they grow. Excessive shade will reduce the flowering. Keep plants well watered during the growing season