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Eremurus stenophyllus (Foxtail Lily)

Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle, Narrow-Leaved Foxtail Lily, Eremurus bungei


Dramatic in bloom, Eremurus stenophyllus (Foxtail Lily) is a showy perennial with dense flower spikes packed with small, gleaming yellow, star-shaped flowers. Soaring from a rosette of bluish-green strap-shaped leaves from early to mid summer, each graceful flower spike gradually opens from the bottom upwards for a long-lasting display. Planted at the back or middle of the border, the tall candles of bloom create bold, vertical accents in the garden. Since the foliage withers back during the flowering period, plant your Eremurus among ground covers, late-flowering perennials or tall grasses that will hide the short-lived foliage and provide added attractiveness.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) with a spread of 1-2 ft. (30-60 cm). This plant naturalizes well and comes back year after year.
  • Thrives in full sun, in rich and well-drained soils. Easy to grow, Foxtail Lilies are not fussy about soil conditions as long as there is excellent drainage. Good drought tolerance.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, Foxtail Lilies attract the energy of butterflies and hummingbirds, but are deer and critter resistant.
  • Stunning in front of a dark background, at the back of the border, in prairie plantings or as cut flowers. Plant in groups of 5 minimum for best visual impact.
  • Plant in early fall (in mild climates) or in spring (cold climates) in a sheltered location to protect your Eremurus from strong winds. Although the tubers are winter hardy, a mulch layer is highly recommended.
  • Plant your bulbs deep enough so that the top of the crown is only covered with 2 in. (5 cm) of soil. Allow space around each plant as it likes the sun to warm its tubers. Provide consistent moisture during the growing season and do not allow the soil to dry out. After flowering, you may reduce watering.
  • Native to central Asia

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Eremurus - Foxtail Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Eremurus - Foxtail Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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