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Eremurus olgae

Desert candle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.7m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Eremurus olgae (Desert candle). This species will produce linear grey-green leaves, the flowers are produced in pink spikes from mid-summer to mid-autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

C. Asia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in fertile sandy well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs.

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