So-called hardy pineapples are only subtropical—climate zone 8b—but are, indeed, hardier than the purely tropical ones grown for fruit. Remember seeing fields of pineapples in Hawaii? They were thriving in zone 12.
North of Texas, even hardy pineapples are container plants. Happily, they are quite content in pots. Grow them both for foliage and—as below—flowers.
This is Dyckia fosteriana 'Cherry Cola'; the intensely dark foliage suggested the cultivar name. If these mango-bright flowers were driving that bus, perhaps the name would have been, well, 'Mango Bright'. This is the first hardy pineapple to try.