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Eremurus Cleopatra
Eremurus Cleopatra Eremurus Cleopatra

Eremurus Cleopatra Eremurus

Bulbs for sale for Autumn dispatch

Also known as Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle
Genus Eremurus
Colours Burnt Orange
Aspect Full Sun to Light Shade with well drained soil
Height 1.2m +
Planting period Autumn
Flowering period May onwards
Soil Type Acidic or Neutral Soil
Shipping est Autumn (Sept to Nov 2019)
Delivery time Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2019)
Also suitable for containers No
Scented Yes
Double flowered No

Description of Eremurus Cleopatra Eremurus

Eremurus Cleopatra will grow up to 1.2m tall. It is Burnt Orange in colour and flowers in late June. The foliage is dark green but will shrivel by the time it flowers. Eremurus produce a great tall feature for the garden.

Buy Foxtail Lily Bulbs | Eremurus Cleopatra | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Buy Foxtail Lily Bulbs | Eremurus Cleopatra | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Choose a Sunny position to plant your Eremurus Bulbs. Choose your position carefully as Eremurus resents being disturbed. They prefer a Sunny position as they will develop stronger stems but they will grow in light shade also.
  • Eremurus Bulbs like a well-drained, sandy soil. Preferably an ordinary Acidic or Neutral soil type.
  • Gently tuck your Eremurus roots into a hole that is 5 to 6" deep and 10-12" across, fanning them out and pointing them slightly downwards.
  • Space plants about a foot apart. Plant carefully as the roots can break if not handled gently.
  • After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil and settling it around the roots. Root growth will begin in the Autumn. Top growth and flower stems will form in the Spring.

Plant care: Buy Foxtail Lily Bulbs | Eremurus Cleopatra | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Water as needed throughout its growth. Keep in mind that weekly deep waterings are better than lighter drinks every one to two days.
  • After blooming has finished for the season, feel free to trim off the flower spikes but leave the foliage in place. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future.
  • By mid summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. Foliage many be removed at this point. Marking the spot with a small stake is recommended to ensure that the roots are not disturbed. Fresh growth will appear again in late Autumn or Spring, depending on where you live.
  • Eremurus prefer to remain undisturbed and therefore are not ideal for containers. We recommend planting them in beds and borders rather than in containers.

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Eremurus identification

This question was asked by
J. Kiersey

I have just bought bulbs at Bloom and I have forgotten the name of what looks like an octopus, can you remind me please? Also Jonathan is a very helpful chap.

This sounds like Eremurus to me. I have attached some of the varieties we have online for you:

Eremurus Bungei (harts1124)

Eremurus Cleopatra (harts1125)

Eremurus Robustus (harts1126)

I will be sure to pass on your comments to Jonathan. Thanks ever so much.

Best wishes
Victoria Hart

The Hart Family

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