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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 the central growing point, the crown, which is encircled by fleshy, finger-thick tapering roots. The overall impression is 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!
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This variety attracts bees and butterflies to your garden. Bees and butterflies are the most important pollinators in North America. By planting these flower bulbs you contribute to a sustainable environment. (Researched and tested in The Netherlands)
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This variety makes a great cut flower and looks stunning in bouquets. Click here to see all our flower bulbs that are great for cut flower use here.