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A picture of a Himalayan Foxtail Lily

Himalayan Foxtail Lily

Eremurus himalaicus

Also known as

Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle

Eremurus-himalaicus-habit by Sten Porse (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Himalayan Foxtail Lily

Flowering spikes with buds of some Eremurus himalaicus growing in a garden
A close up of an Eremurus himalaicus plant with flowerbuds
The start of a white flowering Eremurus himalaicus plant
A photo of Himalayan Foxtail Lily
A photo of Himalayan Foxtail Lily

Himalayan Foxtail Lily Overview

Eremurus himalaicus is also known as Himalayan foxtail lily. It is an attractive, architectural species that produces bright green foliage arranged in rosettes, leaves measure around 50cm in length and 4cm in width. White flowers are arranged densely on spikes, they measure between 2.5-3.5cm wide and the spikes can grow to 2m in height. Deciduous and with an upright habit, this species is hardy to -20 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Himalayan Foxtail Lily

How to propagate Himalayan Foxtail Lily



Divide after flowering has finished.

Special features of Himalayan Foxtail Lily

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Himalayan Foxtail Lily

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