How to plant bare-root foxtail lilies video

How to plant foxtail lilies

Foxtail lilies (Eremurus) throw up dazzling orange spires in summer. Monty Don shows you how to plant them, in this video clip.

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One of Monty Don’s favourite perennials is the foxtail lily (Eremurus), which sends up tall spires of fiery flowers in early summer. September is the time to plant them, as dormant bare-root crowns. In this excerpt from Gardeners’ World, Monty shows you how to plant the spider-like crowns, choosing apricot-pink Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’. Watch now to find out what growing conditions these elegant perennials like and how to plant them in your borders. 
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