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'Sparkling Burgundy' has the Award of Garden Merit from the RHS.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link


The related species Eucomis autumnalis is used in South African 'muthi' medicine. Enemas of Eucomis autumnalis are used in Africa to treat low backache, to aid postoperative recovery and to speed the healing of fractures. Decoctions are taken for the treatment of everything from hangovers to syphilis. The active ingredients include homisoflavones, which have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic activity (van Wyk et al, 2000).
Van Wyk, B.E., Van Oudtshoorn, B Gericke, N. (2000). Medicinal Plants of South Africa, Briza Publications. 2nd ed


From the Greek eu comis meaning 'good hair' referring to the tuft of leaves on top of the flowers. Comosa being Latin for 'with a tuft' referring to the same thing.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Eucomis comosa (Houtt.) Wehrh. 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Genus: Eucomis
Species: comosa (Houtt.) Wehrh.
Cultivar: 'Sparkling Burgundy'
Common names: Pineapple Flower 'Sparkling Burgundy'
Distribution summary: E.S. Africa
Habit: Perennial
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere (K)
Reason for growing: Other use

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