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Eremurus stenophyllus subsp. stenophyllus is often confused with:
Eremurus Eremurus
Kniphofia uvaria Kniphofia uvaria flowers
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Ptelea trifoliata Small tree in the landscape.
Baptisia tinctoria Baptisia tinctoria
Lonicera x heckrottii Lonicera X heckrottii

Eremurus stenophyllus subsp. stenophyllus

Previously known as:

  • Eremurus bungei
Phonetic Spelling
er-EE-mur-us sten-oh-FIL-us sten-oh-FIL-us
Description

A bulb with average water needs that prefers neutral pH soil but tolerates slight alkalinity.  Leaves are spiny so transplant with caution.  It propagates by seed or division.  They do not tolerate extreme heat well.  The leaves will start to die back when the plant flowers, as all bulbs do, but do not remove leaves as they are sending energy to the bulb for next year.  Plant in a bed with other plants that will look attractive as the leaves of this bulb are dying back.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#spiny leaves#dry soils tolerant
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#spiny leaves#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eremurus
    Species:
    stenophyllus
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Iran
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 1 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
    Appendage:
    Spines
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Description:
    Showy short-lived bright yellow flowers on tall stalks appear late spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Rosettes of strap-shaped basal leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are leafless.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns