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Eremurus robustus

Foxtail lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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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