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Eremurus robustus (Foxtail lily)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2.2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Eremurus robustus

Other names: Foxtail lily, Giant desert candle

Genus: Eremurus Eremurus

Species: E. robustus - E. robustus is a tuberous, herbaceous perennial with grey-green basal leaves and tall, slender spires of soft-pink, star-shaped flowers in mid-summer.


Eremurus robustus is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Eremurus robustus (Foxtail lily) will reach a height of 2.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation: Plant tubers shallowly in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Allow space around each plant as it likes the sun to warm its tubers. Apply a dry mulch in winter.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Eremurus robustus

Other names: Foxtail lily, Giant desert candle

Genus: Eremurus Eremurus

Species: E. robustus - E. robustus is a tuberous, herbaceous perennial with grey-green basal leaves and tall, slender spires of soft-pink, star-shaped flowers in mid-summer.


Eremurus robustus is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Eremurus robustus (Foxtail lily) will reach a height of 2.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation: Plant tubers shallowly in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Allow space around each plant as it likes the sun to warm its tubers. Apply a dry mulch in winter.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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