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Eremurus

This question was asked by
S. Wilson

I lost the instructions you gave us on planting eremurus,
Please would you email them to me.
Thank you.

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.

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How to display eremurus rhizomes?

This question was asked by
pat nunn

I’m buying 4 bulbs foxtail lillies, 2 Bungei + 2 cleopatra, will 2 give a good display because they will be planted in different places

Ideally we would suggest planting in 3’s for a larger display. However, that said, sometimes one Rhizome can produce more than one stem. It just depends on what sort of display you are wanting.

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eremerus

This question was asked by
M. Lacey

Every year I plant these, on a small mound with the roots splayed out ,as directed by the garden shop. But the shoots emerge for about 3 inches
from the soil, and they then just wither and disappear. It is not slug damage.

Your Eremurus need to be in full, direct sunlight in a spacious area in well-drained soil. When you have purchased them, do the rhizomes still appear fleshy and not dried out?

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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

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