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Eremurus robustus

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, yellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Eremurus robustus. A tall, upright perennial from Turkestan. Bears single, profuse, star-shaped flowers in late spring. They are white-green, yellow-orange in colour, the spikes reach nearly 3m in height. Will require a winter mulch.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

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, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It may need staking.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in autumn or by careful division after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to slug damage.

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