Spikes of white flowers open with a leafy topknot above them. This variety is the earliest flowering "Pineapple Plant", flowering from mid August but providing interest right through to the autumn frosts. These lovely plants are long-lived, easy and accommodating, preferring a position of full sun, although they will tolerate partial shade, and prefer a rich, well composted soil.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Autumn pineapple flower, Autumn pineapple lily
Packet Content:15 (Approx)