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Foxtail Lily

Eremurus bungei

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eremurus (er-EE-mur-us) (Info)
Species: bungei (BUN-jee-eye) (Info)




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


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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

North Fork, California

Sacramento, California

Denver, Colorado

Pueblo, Colorado

Oxford, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Divernon, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Park Ridge, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Bethesda, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Ludington, Michigan

Luverne, Minnesota

Saint Charles, Missouri

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

New Madison, Ohio

Waynesburg, Ohio

Lebanon, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Cibolo, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Point Roberts, Washington

Ridgefield, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 1, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Looks rather sad here in Central Texas . A few people have them but our heat is too intense . They dont look a beautiful as the ones that grow further north .


On Aug 22, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful flowers held on high stalks. Very pretty. pokerboy.


On Mar 31, 2003, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

They are very showy flowers when they bloom. I've had them in my garden for several years now, so they are reliable. Mind, though, that during blooming the leaves already start to die back like all bulbs do. You may not cut them off, so it's best that you plant them near perennials or herbaceous shrubs that starts to grow big when Eremurus starts to die back. Just cover the ugly leaves. I'm always looking forward in excitement for their blooming ...counting the buds early spring, covering them for late nightfrosts...every year...they are like fireworks..short time blooming but oooh...so pretty!