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Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily

Eucomis 'Glow Sticks'

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Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily (Eucomis 'Glow Sticks') at A Very Successful Garden Center

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily in spring

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily in spring

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Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily (Eucomis 'Glow Sticks') at A Very Successful Garden Center

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily foliage

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a


This showy dwarf variety produces compact rosettes of wavy-edged neon gold-green leaves; spikes of attractive cream flowers with lime green tones rise up in late summer; lift in colder climates, mulch in milder ones

Ornamental Features

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily features bold spikes of lightly-scented creamy white star-shaped flowers from late summer to early fall. Its sword-like leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning chartreuse in color with showy gold variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Glow Sticks Pineapple Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Rock  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features