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Eremurus stenophyllus (Narrow-leaved foxtail lily)

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1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eremurus stenophyllus

Other names

Narrow-leaved foxtail lily

Genus

Eremurus Eremurus

Species

E. stenophyllus - E. stenophyllus is an herbaceous perennial with blue-green, strap-shaped leaves forming at the base of the plant. In summer, it produces large, erect spikes of densly-packed, star-shaped, yellow flowers held on slender stems.


Eremurus stenophyllus is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Eremurus stenophyllus (Narrow-leaved foxtail lily) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. May need support.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 stenophyllus

Other names

Narrow-leaved foxtail lily

Genus

Eremurus Eremurus

Species

E. stenophyllus - E. stenophyllus is an herbaceous perennial with blue-green, strap-shaped leaves forming at the base of the plant. In summer, it produces large, erect spikes of densly-packed, star-shaped, yellow flowers held on slender stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eremurus stenophyllus (Narrow-leaved foxtail lily) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position. May need support.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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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