Common name: Pineapple Lily
Botanical name: Eucomis pallidiflora
These lilies are native to South Africa and commonly known as Pineapple lilies because in many of the species the blooms resemble a pineapple. The name Eucomis is of Greek origin, eu- meaning “pleasing” and kome “hair of the head”, thus referring to the tuft of leaf-like heads that crown each flower
It is a perennial growing up to75 cm tall, bearing star shaped clusters of flowers in greenish-white, cream and yellow colours
Species can be found in grassland, forest, swamps and on river banks, but are absent from the drier regions.
It is a flowering ornamental and when planted they are a great attractor for butterflies and birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Pineapple Lily is a great choice.