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Foxtail Lily
Eremurus x isabellinus 'Cleopatra'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eremurus (er-EE-mur-us) (Info)
Species: x isabellinus (iz-uh-bel-LEE-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Cleopatra

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

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)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Wayland, Massachusetts

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

Santaquin, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 14, 2010, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Eremurus are stunning in the garden and are often passed over by gardeners because they have a reputation to be difficult. I have to say though, that I have grown 'Cleopatra' and had pretty good success with it.

Eremurus bulbs are expensive but I always save part of my budget for at least a couple of them and they are usually available for sale late in the season.

Positive

On Apr 9, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This hybrid was introduced in 1954. It is very vigorous and has coppery-rose flowers with a dark red rib and orange anthers.. Most noses will produce 2+ flower stalks. Flowers late June. 3-4 feet tall.