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For Eremurus (Foxtail Lily) Robustus
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
1-3 per sq. ft.
Family
Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)
Flowering Height
6-8 feet
Flowering Time
Late Spring/Early Summer
Fragrant
Yes
Naturalizing
Yes
Planting Depth
6 inches
Sunlight
Full Sun
USDA Zones
5-8
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Eremurus (Foxtail Lily) Robustus

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Our flower bulbs from Holland arrive in the United States by mid-September. We start shipping our flower bulbs by early-October.

 Once your order ships, you will receive a tracking number by email.

 We will continue to ship until the beginning of January or until supplies last.

 We start shipping our Amaryllis bulbs by the end of October.

 Amaryllis bulbs will continue to ship until February or until supplies last.

Loved by pollinators
Excellent for cutting
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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Description

A great garden needs a varied cast of plants; the solid, reliable performers that change little but always offer something no matter the season, and the shooting stars that dominate for the briefest of moments before exiting stage right for another year. Into the latter category falls the foxtail lily Eremurus robustus, a herbaceous colossus. 

A member of the lily family (Liliaceae), it comes from the semi-desert and dry grassland of the desolately beautiful Tien Shan and Pamir Mountain ranges of Central Asia. As a result it needs three key conditions: good drainage, full sun and, in order to induce flowering, a cold snap in winter. The root system of Eremurus robustus is fascinating in itself, consisting of a central growing point, the crown, which is encircled by fleshy, finger-thick tapering roots. The overall impression is that of a cartoon of a very large starfish. 

The plant grows away quickly in spring, forming a rosette of bluish-green strap-shaped leaves up to 4ft high, from which the flower spike -invariably one per crown - begins to rise during late April. By late May the spike will have risen as high as 9ft high, more typically 7ft or so, topped with densely packed buds that gradually relax into flower from the bottom upwards. Taken singly the flowers are quite small, the petals a pale almost peachy pink eventually bleaching to white, with contrasting orangey stamens and a yellow central boss. The overall effect is quite stunning, with hundreds of lightly scented flowers - much loved by honey bees - arrayed around the top 3ft of each spike. 

It is the flower spike that gives the plant its common name of foxtail lily, as it is usual for the spike to wander around rather than grow straight and true. The foxtail lily has a number of notable cousins, including the smaller, earlier flowering Eremurus Bungeii. Eremurus Robustus only flowers for four weeks or so, but for that brief period it is every bit the leading player; the long wait between flowering only adds to the anticipation. We ship Top Size bulbs!

Height: 6-8 feet 
Bulb Size: Top Size I

• Exotic Flower

• Enormous Blooms

Planting information

Plant your flower bulbs in the fall or early winter

Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

Plant the bulbs three times the size of the bulb deep

Space the bulbs two times the size of the bulb apart

Plant the bulbs in well drained soil

Plant the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

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Shipping schedule

Our flower bulbs from Holland arrive in the United States by mid-September. We start shipping our flower bulbs by early-October.

 Once your order ships, you will receive a tracking number by email.

 We will continue to ship until the beginning of January or until supplies last.

 We start shipping our Amaryllis bulbs by the end of October.

 Amaryllis bulbs will continue to ship until February or until supplies last.

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For over 4 generations, DutchGrown™ has built its reputation by offering the best Fall-planted flowers bulbs available anywhere. We take pride in our exceptionally high level of quality control, customer service and our commitment to client satisfaction continues long after the bulbs leave our premises. When you order from DutchGrown™, we 100% guarantee that you will receive the hardiest flower bulbs available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden.

Details

For Eremurus (Foxtail Lily) Robustus
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
1-3 per sq. ft.
Family
Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)
Flowering Height
6-8 feet
Flowering Time
Late Spring/Early Summer
Fragrant
Yes
Naturalizing
Yes
Planting Depth
6 inches
Sunlight
Full Sun
USDA Zones
5-8
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