Eremurus stenophyllus

narrow-leaved foxtail lily bulb

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1 tuber £6.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Eremurus stenophyllus narrow-leaved foxtail lily bulb: Towering two-tone flower spikes

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, sandy, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Soaring, slender spikes of dark yellow flowers in early and midsummer rising above strap-shaped, bluish-green leaves. This spectacular foxtail lily is perfect for creating a bold statement in a sunny, well-drained border. The yellow flowers open from the base of the spike and darken as they age, creating a two-tone effect. It's best partnered with other late spring 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 if you can, and cover 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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I would not buy this plant again!


I planted everything in the garden on receipt after they had been in pots for about a month....and nothing ever disappointing!!!!




Very happy with it


2 of the 3 grew well - beautiful tall yellow spires just as descrbied and flowers quite long lasting. I would buy more.






Beautiful plant


South downs



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I would like to grow Eremurus (Foxtail Lily). I know that "true lilies" are very toxic to cats. Does the Foxtail Lily fall into this group. Thank you


Hello, I'm afraid I am no expert on what may be poisonous to cats, it is my understanding that it is the pollen of Lilium sp. (lilies) that cats are toxic to, and these plants are very different to Eremurus (foxtail lilies). I have however had a look on the following link and did not see Eremurus listed as being toxic to cats, so I suspect they are fine, although you may want to check with your vet just in case.


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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