Eucomis are commonly called Pineapple Lilies, and they grow from bulbs. I grow them in pots and in clumps in the garden, and my latest mail-order nursery purchase promises deep ruby leaves and purple flowers. Nice!
They are substantial plants, with intricate starry flower-heads. Different coloured varieties (Like my ruby one) are becoming available - these plants could even become trendy. Check out its flowers below...