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Eremurus spectabilis

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to July
  • Height1m to 2.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourYellow and orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Eremurus spectabilis. This is a tufted perennial native to the Middle East, Turkey, Iraq & Iran. Bears strap-like, roughly margined, grey-green leaves. In mid-summer bears rigid spikes of yellow and orange flowers, they are star-shaped and 12mm across. Mulch in winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Turkey, Iraq & Iran

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)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • 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

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to slug damage.

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