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Foxtail Lily

Eremurus robustus

Also known as

Desert Candle

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1.5m

2.5m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Foxtail Lily Overview

A tall, upright perennial from Turkestan. Bears single, profuse, star-shaped flowers in late spring. They are white-green, yellow-orange in colour, the spikes reach nearly 3m in height. Will require a winter mulch.

Common problems with Foxtail Lily

How to propagate Foxtail Lily

Seed

Propagate from seed in autumn.

Division

Careful division after flowering.

Other uses of Foxtail Lily

Grown for their stately spires of shallowly cup-shaped flowers in summer.