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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.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Buy Varieties of EREMURUS


EREMURUS bungei  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
(stenophyllus) - yellow Foxtail Lily
individually £9.00 each, 3+ £8.00 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 £9.00 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

EREMURUS 'White Beauty Favourite'

EREMURUS 'White Beauty Favourite'  >

Commonly known as: Desert candle, Foxtail lily.
Tall spikes of white flowers
£11.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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