Plant DetailShow Menu

Eremurus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
er-eh-MEUR-us
Description

Foxtail lily is a tuberous plant that blooms in summer.  It grows long spikes of numerous small flowers that are great for cutting.  It is very sensitive to late spring frosts, so mulch the leaves as soon as they emerge.

Plant the crowns 6 in. (15 cm) deep, 1 bulb per sq. ft., 12 in. apart.  Keep the soil uniformly moist and protect the plant from the wind.  This plant is not drought tolerant, so keep it planted in an area with rich, well-drained soil that retains moisture throughout the year.  Plants should be divided every 3-4 years in the fall.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#pink#sun#yellow#summer#tuberous#well-drained soil#perennials#summer bulbs#rich soil
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#pink#sun#yellow#summer#tuberous#well-drained soil#perennials#summer bulbs#rich soil
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eremurus
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Bulb Storage:
    Store tuberous roots in slightly moist vermiculite or peat at 41-45 degrees F (5-7 degrees C). Prevent from drying out
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
  • 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:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    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
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Numerous small flowers on long spikes; good cut flower
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No