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Commonly known as Desert candle

Spikes of lightly scented flowers adored by bees.

Genus of about 40-50 species of clump-forming, fleshy-rooted perennials found in dry grassland and semi-desert in western and central Asia.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump- forming perennials. Leafless flowering spikes, usually one to a crown.
  • Full sun - shelter from winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - require winter cold to induce flowering.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - western and central Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - fertile sandy loam, well drained - mulch in autumn avoiding crown.

Buy Varieties of EREMURUS


EREMURUS bungei  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
(stenophyllus) - yellow Foxtail Lily
individually £7.50 each, 3+ £6.00 each


EREMURUS x isabellinus 'Cleopatra'  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
Tall spires with masses of small orange flowers. Best in well drained soil in a sheltered sunny spot
£11.50 each


EREMURUS robustus  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
Tall pale pink flower spikes with brown marked bases and yellow stamens fading to white
£15.00 each

EREMURUS Ruiter Hybrids

EREMURUS Ruiter Hybrids  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
Shades of apricot and pink
individually £7.50 each, 3+ £6.00 each

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Trumpet wire support
The Harrod Peony plant supports have a striking trumpet shape which is ideal for supporting many plants including peonies. Available in several sizes, in traditional rust & matt black colour.
6 options from £36.00

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Tall circular wire plant support
The Harrod tall circular plant supports add sculptural structure to any border, ideal for plants such as dahlias, delphinium, lupin, penstemon, shrub roses, hollyhocks, poppies and foxgloves.
6 options from £36.00

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Single stem loop support
These protect the fragile single stem flowers of plants which can easily suffer from wind damage. Supplied in packs of 6.
2 options from £12.95

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
These Y-stakes are perfect for odd shaped herbaceous plants we all have in our border which need supporting
Only £26.95

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.20

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