In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Eremurus plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Eremurus plants are hardy perennials that bear 60 cm to 1.8 m (2 to six feet) long stalks from strappy narrow leaves. Atop the stalks sit minute flowers of white, pink, or even yellow.
Their height makes them great for use in borders.
Some of the common names for Eremurus include King's spear, Desert Candle, and Foxtail Lily.
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Eremurus can be planted outdoors from roots or seeds. The roots should be buried at a depth of about 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 inches)
Seeds should be lightly covered, and planted in flats beneath glass.
Both seeds and roots should be sown or planted in the autumn.
They prefer to grow in a sunny location of the garden, and thrive in a well manured peaty soil.
If you plan to start Eremurus plant species such as King's spear and Desert Candle indoors first, then they should be planted into a flat within a black bag, then placed in the fridge for three weeks.
Seeds should then be grown at a temperature of 12 to 15 Celsius (54 to 59°F). They normally take from one to twelve months to germinate.
The flats should then be placed outdoors, North facing, once seedlings emerge remove the glass, and transplant to their final location in the Autumn.
Propagate further plants through division.
The Eremurus genus is comprised of around 40 species.
Yes, Eremurus, also known as Foxtail Lilies, are dramatic plants that can create a striking statement in gardens or landscapes.
Eremurus robustus and Eremurus stenophyllus are often grown by gardeners.
No, Eremurus plants are not known for their fragrance.
Eremurus prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Currently, Eremurus is not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Eremurus, carefully dig up and remove the entire plant, including the root system.
The Eremurus genus, also known as Foxtail Lilies or Desert Candles, includes about 40 species of flowering plants native to western and central Asia. These tall perennials are loved for their dramatic spikes of flowers, which appear in late spring or early summer.
Eremurus plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They can be grown from tubers, which should be planted in the fall. They make stunning additions to borders and are excellent cut flowers. While they are drought-tolerant, they do not tolerate waterlogged soils, so good drainage is essential.