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EREMURUS robustus

Commonly known as Desert candle, Foxtail lily

Tall pale pink flower spikes with brown marked bases and yellow stamens fading to white
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Available autumn 2020 -
£15.00 each

  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial. Strap-shaped, rough-margined, bluish-green leaves to 1.2m (4ft) long.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from winds
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Good to know - attractive to bees. Winter cold induces flowering
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs
  • Place of origin - central Asia (Tien Shan and Pamir Mountains)
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - 75-120cm (30-48in) long
  • Spikes
  • Star-shaped - to 4cm (1½in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - fertile sandy loam, well drained. Mulch in autumn avoiding crown.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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