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Eremurus himalaicus (Fox tail lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eremurus himalaicus

Other names

Fox tail lily

Genus

Eremurus Eremurus

Species

E. himalaicus - E. himalaicus is an herbaceous perennial with small, white starry flowers densly packed on elegant tall upright spikes in late spring to early summer.


Eremurus himalaicus is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Eremurus himalaicus (Fox tail lily) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Allow space around each plant as it likes the sun to warm its tubers.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Eremurus himalaicus

Other names

Fox tail lily

Genus

Eremurus Eremurus

Species

E. himalaicus - E. himalaicus is an herbaceous perennial with small, white starry flowers densly packed on elegant tall upright spikes in late spring to early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eremurus himalaicus (Fox tail lily) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Allow space around each plant as it likes the sun to warm its tubers.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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