UT Assistant Professor of Residential and Consumer Horticulture, Natalie Bumgarner, talks about the eucomis or pineapple lily. It is native to South Africa and can grow in zones 7 and up, or, with protection sometimes in zone 6. The pineapple lily gets its name from the flower stalk, which resembles a pineapple. There are several species of these plants and horticulturists are working on crossing them to get new varieties. There are a range of leaf colors available from green to purple. They have a long flower life and can be used in cut flower arrangements. Even when the flowers die the remaining ovaries are colored. They can be started by division or by seed and will bloom the second year or perhaps late in the first year if by division. Natalie has observed little insect damage and the deer seem to not eat them.