Eremurus x isabellinus Cleopatra (Foxtail Lily)

Eremurus x isabellinus Cleopatra (Foxtail Lily) – has magnificent spikes of orange with a dark red vein.

Eremurus are a large, hardy plant that’s commonly known as the ‘Foxtail Lily’ or ‘Desert Candle’. They produce a tall stem (shoulder-high and above), displaying upright spikes of starry flowers, which gradually open throughout their flowering period of late May to June.

Eremurus, have fleshy roots that are often referred to as perennial tuberous roots. These roots are thick and fleshy, similar to tubers, and are best planted over a mound, then covered with soil.

QuantityPrice per unit
1 - 4 £4.66
5 - 9 £3.68
10+ £3.35

From £4.66 (inc. VAT)
per Tuber(s)

Minimum 1 tuber(s)
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Specifications:

  • Colour: Orange
  • Height: 120cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Cut flowers

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Fertile, Well drained
  • Position: Full sun
  • Bulbs per m2: 5
  • Planting depth: 5cm

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Eremurus x isabellinus Cleopatra (Foxtail Lily) – has magnificent spikes of orange with a dark red vein.

Eremurus are a large, hardy plant that’s commonly known as the ‘Foxtail Lily’ or ‘Desert Candle’. They produce a tall stem (shoulder-high and above), displaying upright spikes of starry flowers, which gradually open throughout their flowering period of late May to June.

Eremurus, have fleshy roots that are often referred to as perennial tuberous roots. These roots are thick and fleshy, similar to tubers, and are best planted over a mound, then covered with soil.

Planting and caring for your Eremurus x isabellinus Cleopatra (Foxtail Lily)

Eremurus bulbs are hardy, they need a cold spell to initiate flowering later in the year, but they do need some protection from frost and shelter from wind. Plant them from mid-August through to as late as December, around 15-20cm deep and a similar distance apart. Ensure that roots point downwards and any shoots are directed upwards. During the Summer flowering months, they need lots of sun and good drainage as they are native to dry semi-desert grasslands.

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