Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus
Eremurus himalaicus

Eremurus himalaicus

"Foxtail lily"

Eremurus himalaicus

1 bulb — £12.95

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Description

Use this towering masterpiece Eremurus himalaicus to bring height and structure to the garden during summer - there’s no doubt you’ll be truly wowed by its absolutely impressive and monumental appearance! Originating from the sandy scrub areas of Asia, Eremurus himalaicus is a real toughy of a plant, tolerating sun-parched exposed sites, poor soil and dry, arid conditions - perfect if you have a hot, sunny spot in your garden, free-draining soil and don’t want to spend a lot of time watering. Growing to a stately height of up to 2.5m, when it comes to flowering you’ll be totally absorbed by this intense white variety.

Also known as the white 'Foxtail Lily', from June to July, huge flower spikes build themselves from the bottom upwards into a long, conical and remarkably upright spur. Each white bloom bears long orange anthers which not only provide a lovely little extra detail, but adds to the bushy, almost fluffy, fox’s tail effect.

And don’t be put off by Eremurus’s exotic origins – if you live in a milder part of the UK, this strong-spirited superhero will thrive just as well as on a Himalayan hillside, given the warmest, sunniest spot in the garden such as in front of a south-facing wall. Another great benefit; if you’re looking for a powerful plant to display as a cut flower in your home, a few stems of this big, bold variety should most definitely do the trick!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Eremurus himalaicus

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    1.5-2m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Eremurus himalaicus bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders in a sunny, sheltered position

    • Soak your "Foxtail lily" 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 himalaicus bulbs 15-20cm apart

    Read all Eremurus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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