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Eremurus ‘Shelford hybrid’

Desert candle

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.7m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow pink orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Eremurus ‘Shelford hybrid’ (Desert candle). 'Shelford Hybrids' are a desirable form of this garden favourite. Grows to 5 feet and are available in a palette of pastel shades.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

W & C Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their stately spires of shallowly cup-shaped flowers in summer.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will require a sunny warm position with well drained soil. Provide a covering of dry bracken in late winter to protect the crowns when shoots are first developing. Stake tall species and hybrids.

Propagation

You can propagate by root division in the early autumn or spring or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to slug damage.

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