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Eremurus isabellinus Ruiter hybrids (Foxtails Lily)

The name stems from the Greek, eremos, meaning desert and oura meaning tail, referring to both the origins of the flower and to its shape. Originating in the arid lands of Turkey, it is also easy to see why they are also known as the 'desert candle'. Hundreds of tiny star shaped flowers appear on each spike in early summer and gradually open from the bottom to the tip giving more than a hint of a fox’s brush. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun. Winter cold is needed to induce flowering. Height 150cm (60”). Spread 60cm (24”). Fully hardy perennials. Supplied are bare root plants (one or two each of; copper, yellow, salmon and  pink ) from March onwards. 

Flower Colour
Orange, Pink, White, Yellow

Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Suitable for Container

Fully hardy perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time

Full Sun

60cm (24")

1.5m (60")





Full sun





Additional Information

(Foxtail Lily) Winter cold is needed to induce flowering. Mulch in the autumn avoiding the crown. Protect young growth with a dry mulch and provide support to tall stems in exposed windy sites. Propagate by division in autumn after flowering. Fully hardy perennials. Bare roots take up to 8-12 weeks to appear after planting.

Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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