Eremurus Robustus Bulb
Delivery: End Aug to Feb
Tapering plumes of Pink occasionally White flowers like a rocket shooting skywards from the garden border, the amazing Bulbs are real statement plants with over a hundred star shaped flowers. They will need a cold period to start them into flower.
Heirloom Eremurus classified 1871
|Bulb Size (cm)
|End Aug to Feb
|Month of Blooming
|June, July, August
|Planting Density (per square m)
|Middle border, Back border
|Animal Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, RHS Award of Garden Merit, Heirloom
|Suitable for Pots
|Type of Soil
|Fertile, Well Drained
Eremurus Robustus, a stunning perennial bulb that will transform your garden into a vibrant oasis. Eremurus Robustus, commonly known as the Desert Candle or Foxtail Lily, is a true showstopper that adds a touch of elegance and drama to any landscape.
Its impressive height, reaching up to 6 feet (1.8 meters), makes it a standout feature in both formal and informal gardens. Each stem produces an awe-inspiring cluster of multiple blooms, resembling a fiery torch or a foxtail in full bloom. You may only get one or two stems the first year. With the right position and care they will multiply over the years.
Derived from the Latin word "eremurus," meaning desert, these plants come from the mountains of Asia. They are suited to very arid conditions which is important to know when planting them.
First and foremost, choose a well-draining location with full sun exposure, as this plant thrives in bright, direct sunlight. The soil should be rich, fertile, and slightly alkaline to provide the ideal conditions for its development.
When planting Eremurus Robustus bulbs, it is crucial to consider the depth and spacing. Dig a hole that is approximately 10 centimeters deep and place the bulbs with their pointed ends facing upwards. Space each bulb approximately 45 to 60 centimeters apart to allow ample room for growth. They like to have lots of space.
Once planted, ensure regular watering during the growing season, especially during dry spells. However, it is crucial to avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to bulb rot. Applying a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and provide insulation during colder months.
Eremurus Robustus is known for its hardiness, withstanding temperatures well below freezing. However, in colder climates, it is advisable to protect the bulbs with a layer of mulch or straw during winter to safeguard them from extreme freezing conditions.
Come springtime, prepare to be enchanted by the magnificent spectacle that unfolds as Eremurus Robustus blooms in all its glory. The buds are pink with a fine green stripe. They open from the bottom and work their way up the spike, fading to white.
Whether you're an avid gardener seeking a captivating centerpiece or a landscaping enthusiast searching for an eye-catching focal point, Eremurus Robustus is an excellent choice. Embrace the opportunity to grow this remarkable perennial bulb and witness the awe-inspiring transformation it brings to your outdoor space.