This yellow-flowered species is compact for a Foxtail Lily: it grows just 2–3′ tall. Despite its stature, it's a heavy bloomer, throwing dense spikes over a long season. They offer a stunning contrast to the deep blue flowers of Delphinium and are exceptionally hardy. If the hybrids are tender for you, give this one a try. Heirloom, 1834. One per sq ft.
Euphorbia in the background is not included.
Foxtail Lily's long, thick spires of flowers resemble ascending flares, and this pyrotechnical show lends drama to the early-summer garden. Eremurus like rich, well-drained soil and lots of sun. Good drainage year round is essential.
For more information on growing Eremurus, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Latin Name Pronunciation: err-eh-mure'-us
Plant 6 in. deep, 12-15" apart, in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Sandy soil enriched with compost or leafmold is ideal. Good drainage is essential year-round, but especially in the winter.
The tuberous roots (which resembler a starfish) are brittle, so handle them carefully. Dig a wide, shallow hole and plant with the pointed bud in the center facing up. In a windy site, the stems of tall varieties may need staking. If, after several years, plants become crowded, lift the roots carefully in fall with a digging fork, tease them apart and replant.
Apply winter protection in the fall, such as cut-up lengths of evergreen boughs.
On arrival, bulbs may appear spongy and somewhat discolored. This is normal and does not mean the bulbs are not viable. Only if they are powdery dry are they not worth planting.