Eremurus The Ruiter and Shelford hybrids

("Foxtail lily / Desert candles")

Eremurus The Ruiter and Shelford hybrids

Tall, strong and ranging in colours from tangerine to shell pink (although usually sold as a mix of colours) these distinctive hybrids make a striking garden plant and are excellent as cutflowers.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Spring - Mid Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?

Fall or Spring

What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

A mixture of orange, white, pink and yellow

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

24 in / 60 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

10* in / 25* cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

36-40 in / 90-100 cm

Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

At the back of borders and perennial beds and as cut-flowers.

Other Popular Varieties

'Cleopatra' (orange with stunning dark vein) and 'Pinocchio' (lemon-yellow with bright orange stamens).

Additional Information

* PLANTING NOTE: top of the crown should only be covered with 2" (5 cm) of soil. Dig the hole 10" (25 cm) deep (or deeper if the roots are larger) and form a cone of soil in the center of the hole. Spread the roots carefully so that the crown rests on top of the cone. Then fill the hole back in.

About the Family

Eremurus Family

Native to western and central Asia.

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