Botanical name: Eremurus robustus
Other names: Foxtail lily, Giant desert candle
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)
Specific pests: Slugs
Diseases: Generally disease-free
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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