Eucomis ‘Naude’s Neck’ pineapple lily

Eucomis autumnalis Naude's Neck in flower4

I’ve long enjoyed pineapple lilies, but Eucomis autumnalis ‘Naude’s Neck‘ has to be one of my favorites.  Why, you ask…since it has no colored leaves or spotted foliage?  Most pineapple lily flower stalks tend to fall over after flowering due to the weight of the developing seed, but not Eucomis ‘Naude’s Neck’.  These flower spikes are as thick as the neck of an NFL lineman and remain looking great for up to three months after flowering.  I just took these photos of our plants in the garden…very compact and absolutely delightful.  They also last insanely long when used as a cut flower.

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