£4.50 – £8.50
Eremurus Stenophyllus, (foxtail lily). Fully hardy. Perennial. This magnificent plant needs full sun, well-drained soil. This brightly coloured eremurus is not so tall just under 3 feet. Ideal for the herbaceous border or as centrepieces in beds of their own. The light green foliage appears in April, the buds appear during early May, then it all starts to happen, by June you have these amazing tall stems which are made up of hundreds of star-shaped flowers close to an inch in diameter. This plant is not difficult to grow all the eremurus really needs is good drainage. Other bulbs that you can plant with the foxtails are the giant Alliums, which flower at the same time complementing each other very nicely.
Top Size Tuber Supplied.
Plant: September-November, with the tip of the crown just below the surface; about 8 cm of compost on top. Flowers June- July. Height 90 cm.
Hardy Perennial. Needs full sun with well-drained soil, if soil is heavy mix in some sharp sand. Plant in a sheltered site to protect from wind, with the protruding centre piece facing upwards. Feed with a slow release fertilizer. If winter is severely cold; cover with a mulch to protect crown. Once the plant starts to grow look out for snails hiding in the early foliage as they can, if allowed, nibble through the stem.
Propagate: Divide overcrowded clumps in autumn.