Eremurus provide a powerful atmosphere of enchantment and beauty in a sunny border. Their individual florets open from the base and continue upward, exposing conspicuous stamens along a beautiful column. The effect is particularly dramatic when lit from behind.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe genus produces tall spires on leafless stems that puncture vertical space with unmatched elegance.
CareGrow in fertile, sandy soil in full sun, and protect from strong winds. Plant crowns 4 to 6 inches deep and carefully spread the roots over a mound of soil. Mulch plants when young.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in fall or late winter; gently divide roots after flowering.