Foxtail Lily
Eremurus robustus

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eremurus (er-EE-mur-us) (Info)
Species: robustus (roh-BUS-tus) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois

Missoula, Montana

Tangent, Oregon

American Fork, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 17, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Since this plant has a reputation for being tricky to grow and propagate by seed, am sharing research as a guide for those who would like to try. Opinions differ, so hopefully presenting a range of information will help in making informed decisions.

PROPAGATION:

I. From Tom Cothier - Sow moist at 77-87*F for 4-5 weeks; Move to 35*F in darkness for 11-12 weeks. Slowly raise temperature and light levels."

II. From another site:

1) "Sow immediately [in equal parts of river sand, perlite and soilless seed-starting medium (Vermiculite might not work as well for a species needing excellent drainage, because it is said to hold more water for longer than Perlite)]. The viability of [this species] is short or [fresh see... read more