Wordless Wednesday: Pineapples

Eucomis pallidiflora pole-evansii, only 6″ shorter than me!

Close up of the flowers, which look really waxy

Eucomis autumnalis

Close-up of the above

Eucomis bicolor, a new purchase and still in its plastic pot

Close-up of the pretty bi-coloured flowers

Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’, two years old but never flowered

And in the same greenhouse is yet another pineapple, pineapple sage!

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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Pineapples

  1. bcparkison says:

    What a unique flower and the pineapple sage is loved by the hummingbirds and late butterflies.

  2. Wonderful, unique, beautiful flowers, I love them. A tropical touch Greetings from Margarita.

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    A nice pineapple collection. Love those flowers and the one being so tall!

  4. It looks as if you are enjoying your new glass palace Cathy. Are eucomis scented? They are rather impressive plants.

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, I do love it Anna, but it will be a while before it reaches its full potential. The tall eucome in particular has a distinctive tropical sort of fragrance if you bury your nose in it, like that of a warm glasshouse, and if I kept the door closed I am guessing that’s what mine like smell like! 😀

  5. LisaDay says:

    What a beautiful plant. Does the sage actually taste like pineapple?

    • Cathy says:

      The leaves certainly smell of pineapple if you rub them, but I haven’t tasted them. I think of them as ornamental but you could certainly put them into a cold summer drink, I would think

  6. I love both of these plants, too! I have a dark purple flowering eucomis that comes back (outside) year after year. Used to have a white one but it did not come back one year and haven’t seen it again since. My pineapple sage didn’t come back up this year either, sadly, and I haven’t seen any in the stores. Pineapple sage leaves are tasty in an herbal tea mixture.

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