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Eremurus stenophyllus
  • RHS AGM

narrow-leaved foxtail lily

E. stenophyllus is a perennial forming a clump of strap-shaped leaves, with small yellow star-shaped flowers borne in a dense erect raceme

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Asphodelaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Eremurus are herbaceous perennials growing from fleshy roots, with rosettes of strap-shaped basal leaves and a dense racemes of small star-shaped flowers on erect leafless stems

Name status

Correct

Plant range
C Asia

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in fertile, sandy, well-drained loam with protection from wind. May need support and in cooler areas the crown should be protected with a dry mulch

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or division after flowering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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