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Eremurus stenophyllus

Desert candle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.7m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Eremurus stenophyllus (Desert candle). This species of perennial herb has a rosette form with linear blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced in yellow spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

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
  • 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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