Many, many years ago I bought a small package of pineapple lily bulbs at Fred Meyer.
They were half off, so I figured it was worth trying to grow them.
They’ve done quite well and bloom year after year.
They’ve even survived a few ice storms!
During the spring they first send up a rosette of swordlike leaves.
Soon after, the strong, tall, light green flower stalk emerges.
By summer the blossoms open from the bottom up.
A cut flower stalk in a vase can stay “fresh” for many weeks.
Ever since, I’ve passed bulbs along to friends since the bulbs multiply so easily .
These tropical looking beauties are native to South Africa.
They’re also related to asparagus!
The flowers have a somewhat “fake flower” look and feel to them.
They do feel like wax and don’t have any fragrance.
Most pollinators and hummingbirds in the garden don’t seem to like them.
They come in a few different colors and heights, are easy to grow
and don’t need any fussing over!
My kind of plant!