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PlantFiles: 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)

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28 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Sandwichkatexan 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 .

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

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

Positive saya 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 pretty!


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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