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Eremurus robustus (Foctail Lily, Eremurus)

Eremurus robustus (Foctail Lily, Eremurus)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Light pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Eremurus robustus Description

The fox tail lily is grown for its distinctive herbaceous plant is grown for its striking flower spikes which are borne in late summer. The large light apricot coloured flower spikes make ideal punctuation in a herbaceous or mixed border, pushing them selves upto 1.5 metres in height up above surrounding flowering plants.


Eremurus robustus - Cultivation Notes

Eremurus requires a fertile soil and moisture early in the season, but will tolerate dry conditions in mid to late summer, making it useful for planting in a hot dry border. Flower spikes might need staking in exposed locations and winter mulching with leaf mould or well rotted compost will help keep roots moist earlier in the summer.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Eremurus robustus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Eremurus robustus

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Eremurus robustus:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Eremeris, Erimerus, Eremarus, Erremurus

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