Eremurus × isabellinus 'Cleopatra'

2 + 1 FREE tubers £14.97 £9.98
1 tuber £6.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Eremurus × isabellinus 'Cleopatra' foxtail lily bulbs: Stunning orange flowers and graceful strap like leaves

  • Position:full sun
  • Soil:fertile, sandy, well-drained soil, including alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: grade one (ie. the largest)

    Stately, slender spikes packed with burnt orange flowers soar above strap shape shape, bluish-green leaves in early and mid summer. This spectacular foxtail lily makes a bold statement towards the back of a sunny, well-drained border. It's best partnered with late-flowering perennials and tall grasses which help to mask the plant's short lived foliage.

    Foxtail lilies need to be planted in fertile but well-drained soil with the crown not far below soil level. They start to grow in late winter and spring, gathering their strength before they produce their towering flower spikes in summer. Each flower spike has hundreds of flowers which open from the bottom upwards, creating a stunning effect. They thrive in the sunniest spot in the garden, especially if the base of the plant isn't shaded as this can decrease the number of flowering spikes produced.

  • Garden care: In September every three to five years carefully lift and divide congested clumps. Replant the strongest crown on a layer of sharp grit, spreading out the roots and covering them with a thin (5cm/2in) layer of soil. In frost-prone areas cover with a dry mulch of fern leaves.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Can't comment because did not flower



Lovely to look at - when it flowers!


Fine first year, no flowers the second. Dissapointed!




Not for clay


I would love to grow eremurus but this plant will not survive in clay soil even if you add half a ton of grit per square metre and plant in a sunny bed. They need it dry. Don't even attempt to improve clay soil, they will detect damp and die. Another expensive mistake. I would recommend if you have the right conditions, as they are gorgeous.


Newport Pagnell




Maybe the conditions were not suitable for this plant


calstock, cornwall


They Disappeared!


I've always admired and lusted after Eremurus, especially the gorgeous orange Cleopatra, and I was excited to buy three corms of it. Unfortunately, I didn't realise they hate heavy clay soil. I now know I should have planted them on a thick layer of grit, but I just plonked them in. None of them came up. I'm clicking the button that says I'd recommend them because they are so beautiful, but I won't try them again, not in my current garden anyway.


East Sussex



2.2 5


Hello, I am very interested in these. They look beautiful. Could you please tell me if 1 tuber eventually produces one single stem or more then one? Many thanks, Michele


Hello there One tuber will produce one flower spike. Hope this helps

Can you help me ID a tall, single stemed, ivory flowering plant with spiky leaves? Hi, Can you help? I'm trying to identify a plant I've seen recently. It would probably be described as architectural as it's a magnificent tall plant with a single stem, that has green spiky leaves all around the base of the plant. It has a single upright stem (about 3 ft high) with a cream multi-flowered head (a bit like delphinium in proportion of the stem covered by flowers). Where the flower heads cover the main stem, the flower coverage is wider at the bottom than the top so the flowering part has a cone-shape. The long spiky green leaves are around the base of the plant only and look a bit like an exotic plant i.e. a bit like some palms and the plant seems to be evergreen. I know the plant is available in England as I saw it some months ago on the internet but omitted to jot down it's name. Any ideas?! And do you stock it if you can identify it? Kind regards. Peter

Peter Parramore

Hello Peter, I wonder of it is a type of Eremurus that you have seen - just click on the following link to go to a white one Failing that, perhaps you can send us a picture and we will try to put a name to it. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

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