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Eremurus Stenophyllus

Eremurus Stenophyllus  (Eremurus Stenophyllus)

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Weird looking things eh?

27 Nov, 2011



27 Nov, 2011


I planted one of these in 2009. I have not seen it again. The packet said 8" deep. I have been looking around the internet and find that that is not what is advised by people who are successful in growing them. They recommend planting with the crown not more than 2" below the surface and then a heavy mulch on top. I will try that way today and report back in the future when i have some flowers. I hope?

27 Nov, 2011


I hope you have success with these ... such stately plumes ... :o)

27 Nov, 2011


I to planted 3 last year and the year before and never to be seen again. I do hope they grow for you.

27 Nov, 2011


Thank you both. Drc can you remember how you planted them. I think I may have planted mine too deeply or at least the crown. I have emailed Taylors who grow the bulbs to see if they can clarify what I've done wrong. I would love to buy a few other varieties of the Eremerus but am reluctant to spend money for no return. I will put it on as a question and maybe some successful grower of these will clarify the problems.

27 Nov, 2011


I planted mine at about 4-5" but they were much smaller than yours'
I found this on the internet it may be of help:

PLANTING: Foxtail Lilies are fully to frost hardy. They should be planted in a sunny, warm, sheltered area to protect against strong winds; they rarely need staking when they are given shelter. Choose the position carefully as Eremurus resents being disturbed, do not divide or transplant it unless absolutely necessary. They need winter cold to flower, they can be grown in ordinary, acid to neutral soil; it must be well-drained, but loamy soil that is enriched with peat, well-rotted manure and plenty of sharp sand added is the best. They should be planted in early autumn and never allowed to dry out. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate setting the crown on a mound of soil in the base of the hole.
The roots should be spread gently on top of the mound so that they are not crowded. The crowns should be placed 4 to 6 in. (10cm-15cm) below the surface. Protect the crowns with a mulch of dry straw or bracken in early winter. In the spring, they usually begin to grow before the frosts are gone and therefore could be damaged. To prevent this, cover the shoots at night until the weather is safe with an up turned, wooden box or a large plant pot, containing straw, until the weather is safe for them to be unprotected. This should only continue until the threat of frost are gone, otherwise it might encourage the new growth to rot.

27 Nov, 2011


That is very useful Drc. Thank you for taking the trouble to find the information.

27 Nov, 2011


Your welcome SG

28 Nov, 2011

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