These Ruiter Hybrids are very prolific and our Improved Shelford Hybrids, mixture of colours range from pale pink to orangey yellows. Eremurus are very spectacular plants and with a bit of patience can come back year after year. They are ideal for sunny borders where they need to be sheltered from high winds and the flower spike contains several hundred flowers. They need feeding very well when in leaf and flower and over the winter ensure they are well covered with some well rotted manure and mulched with compost.
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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