Named for the famous Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra is a stunning eremurus with coppery rose flowers with a dark rib and red anthers.
Before planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 15-20cms and dig in organic matter (if available) to provide food when they are growing. Create a shallow planting round hole 15-20cm (6-8in) deep and wider than the eremurus to be planted. The centre of the eremurus crown should be positioned on the centre of the crown on a mound of coarse grit, sharp sand or soil, so that the central growing point is just below the soil surface. If planting in clumps space the crowns 30-90cm (1-3ft) depending on the size and type of cultivar. Ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer.
Work well when grown in the back of borders or as a centre piece in the garden.
Feed regularly during the growing season with high potash and phosphate foods such as bone meal or tomato food.
Flowering Height: 120cm (4ft)
Flowering Period: July/August
Aspect: Full sun if possible although they will be ok in partial shade.
Soil type: Free draining light, humus rich soils
Planting Depth: Crown of eremurus 5cms below soil surface. Legs can be planted deeper.
Planting distance: 30-90cms (12-36″)
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