Eremurus ~ Foxtail Lily

June 30, 2008

blooming foxtail lily

When the foxtail lilies are blooming, visitors want to know what they are and how to grow them. Foxtail lilies are a summer blooming bulb that are planted in the spring. They are listed as zone 5, but have survived three winters in my zone 4 garden (with last winter being a record cold winter). These are also know by the name Desert Candles.

Growing information:

Hardy zone 5- 8

Bloom time – early summer

Height – 3 to 5 feet

Full sun and well drained soil required

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2 Responses to “Eremurus ~ Foxtail Lily”

  1. Cheryl Says:

    Donna Maria,

    You are welcome to stop in and visit me and my gardens anytime you are in the area. We’ll have coffee or tea at the edge of the gardens……. I mean that!

  2. Donna Maria Says:

    Thanks for posting about your new blog in your newsletter. Not only do I want to see the pictures, I want to move into your house! Got any room? I look forward to all the great stuff I’ll learn and beautiful photograhs!


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