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Eremurus robustus

Foxtail lily

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Hardy perennial

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photo by Visions, copyright GAP Photos (61973)

Plant details

This is one the larger foxtail lilies, growing to a staggering 3m (9=ft) tall. Its pale pink blooms soar above all else in the early summer border. To do well, plant in a warm, sheltered spot where the sun can bake the tubers in late summer. Ensure good drainage by adding grit to the soil at planting time, and by setting the tubers on a bed of sand or grit.

Family: Asphodelaceae

Genus: Eremurus

Species: robustus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Time to divide plants: July to August

Flowering period: June to July

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