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Eremus .... The Foxtail Lily

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I discovered this gorgeous plant whilst checking through some online nurseries here in NZ. Called the Foxtail Lily, it is also known as the Desert Candle. It’s one that I had not known prior to this, but so lovely, & now I just have to have one or two growing somewhere in my garden. We have a new large garden shed arriving in a couple of weeks, & my OH plans to build a small deck area off this shed. This would be a great area to pop a couple of these lovely Foxtail Lilies in, as will be popping in a couple of clematis to grow uo over the shed. we chose the shed in coloursteel Desert Sand, so a nice background for these plants.

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I've never seen this before, it's beautiful!

31 Oct, 2012

 

I have seen these advertised Dwyllis and always wanted to grow some. I have added this to my Favs..Lovely selection my friend \0/x

31 Oct, 2012

 

Amazing !

31 Oct, 2012

 

Gorgeous!

31 Oct, 2012

 

Beautiful.

31 Oct, 2012

 

Wow, those are incredible ... many thanks for posting such lovely photos.
I wonder, would they grow here for me too?

31 Oct, 2012

 

I was maintainig a trial bed of those beautiful flowers 2 years ago in London. Which?Gardening were testing them for 2 years - I have to say most of them did ok, survived hursh winter of 2009/2010. And what a show it was.... couldn't take enough pictures of them, lol.
check that link:
http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/157462-eremurus-foxtail-lily/member/okasia

31 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Dwyllis ..Those flowers are wonderful ...
.. thanks for showing the photos :o)

31 Oct, 2012

 

Oh wow! they are beautiful...would they grow here in Uk?

31 Oct, 2012

 

I don't usually look at the blogs very often, but as there are very few questions at the moment, I decided to have a look and noticed this one, Waddy they would grow in the uk, they're fully hardy, but the young growth is frost tender, so you would have to give them a dry mulch to protect the young growth, Derek.

1 Nov, 2012

 

Xela & Waddy .... I just checked on the site & it says they require cold winters & hot, dry summers to give 'peak performance' so I think they would do ok in UK. It also states that the tall stem is strong & usually does not require staking ....strappy leaves ....interesting seeds if stems left after flowering is over. Grows from a star shaped corm. Flowers from late spring into early summer. Would make a stunning display. Hope that helps.

1 Nov, 2012

 

Many thanks Derekm & Dwyllis, that is very encouraging, we are overdue for a hot, dry summer so here's hoping :)
Added to my Wish List .... maybe a bit late to source and plant this Autumn, but nothing ventured nothing gained!

2 Nov, 2012

 

Many thanks Derek and Dwyllis, I might give these a try next year..watch this space lol.

2 Nov, 2012

 

These are wonderful flowers and stand so tall too. I haven't grown them, but when I was working in the Florist shop, we used to buy them in from Holland as cut flowers. They are fab to use in large Summery Pedestal designs and are equally as good as cut flowers in a tall vase :o)))

7 Nov, 2012

 

They certainly are very stately Tracey. And not a flower which is commonly seen, which also makes them desireable.

11 Nov, 2012

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