This species produces very tall spires of pale pink flowers with yellow stamens atop leafless stems that puncture vertical space with unmatched elegance.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsEremurus 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.
CareGrow in fertile, sandy soil in full sun, and protect from strong winds. Plant crowns 4-6 inches deep and carefully spread the roots over a mound of soil. Mulch plants when young.
PropagationStart seed in a cold frame in fall or start indoors at 59°F in late winter. Alternatively, plants can be divided after flowering, but care must be taken with the brittle roots.
- Genus : Eremurus
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White