Eucomis vandermerwei (Hyacinthaceae) Very hardy, deciduous bulb with beautiful leaves that are tinged wine red and have masses of dark spots. It bears a spike of wine red flowers topped with bracts giving it the look of a pineapple in summer. Grows in full sun or semi-shade. Best planted in groups to get the full effect of this wonderful, rare little plant. Size up to 25cm. These bulbs are flowering size and about 4 to 5cm in diametre. Locality: Ex Hort.