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Eremurus stenophyllus

Also called Desert Candles


More About Eremurus stenophyllus

  • Impressive, tall spikes with numerous, small, star-shaped, yellow flowers
  • Blooms fade to a coppery-orange as they age
  • Buds open in sequence from bottom to top, for a long-lasting show
  • Strap-like, blue-green foliage goes dormant after flowers finish
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 75 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

100-120 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Foxtail Lily Growing and Maintenance Tips

Eremurus need a rich, well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. Plants may require staking and should be planted in a spot protected from strong winds. Mulching the plants is recommended for winter survival, but should be removed from the crown before new growth emerges. Plants do not like to be divided due to their fragile root systems. 


Eremurus stenophyllus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Specimen

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