Foxtail lily

Eremurus 'White Beauty Favourite' (PBR)

Foxtail lily - Eremurus  'White Beauty Favourite' (PBR)

Common Name: Foxtail lily
Genus: Eremurus
Cultivar: 'White Beauty Favourite' (PBR)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.25 m (125 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A recently introduced Ruiter hybrid, with spectacular tapering plumes that are clothed with brilliant white flowers that open gradually from the bottom upwards. Enjoy them in the garden or cut them and add to arrangements inside the house where they will often last for many weeks.

Foxtail lilies need to be planted in fertile but well-drained soil with the crown not far below soil level. They start to grow in late winter and spring, gathering their strength before they produce their towering flower spikes in summer. Each flower spike has hundreds of flowers which open from the bottom upwards, creating a stunning effect. They thrive in the sunniest spot in the garden, especially if the base of the plant isn't shaded as this can decrease the number of flowering spikes produced.

  • Garden care: In September every three to five years carefully lift and divide congested clumps. Replant the strongest crown on a layer of sharp grit, spreading out the roots and covering them with a thin (5cm/2in) layer of soil. In frost-prone areas cover with a dry mulch of fern leaves.

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