Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'
Eremurus 'Cleopatra'

Eremurus 'Cleopatra'

"Desert candle"

Eremurus 'Cleopatra'

1 bulb — £3.95

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Eremurus 'Cleopatra' can make a huge statement in your garden – one definitely worthy of the Egyptian Pharaoh it’s named after. This Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle doesn’t do anything in a small way, including sending its long flower spikes up more than 2 meters (more than 6 feet) from its rather insignificant clump of foliage lying almost flat on the ground below. On Eremurus 'Cleopatra's flower spike, hundreds of tiny apricot-coloured blooms will open gradually and in sequence from the bottom up, ensuring a beautiful display for a long time.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Eremurus × isabellinus 'Cleopatra'

  • Flower colour

    Peach, orange

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Eremurus 'Cleopatra' bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders in a sunny, sheltered position

    • Soak your "Desert candle" bulbs/roots in water for 2-3 hours prior to planting

    • Dig a hole 15-20cm deep for the whole bulb with a peak of light soil, grit, sand or gravel in the centre so that the crown is shallower than the roots

    • Plant with the crown just below the soil surface with any visible shoots or 'eyes' facing upwards, and the roots angled downwards

    • Space the Eremurus 'Cleopatra' bulbs 15-20cm apart

    Read all Eremurus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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