Eremurus are truly spectacular plants and are also known as foxtail lilies. They love a sunny spot in borders but need to be sheltered from high winds. Eremurus White Sensation is also very attractive to bees and pollinating insects so a welcomed addition to the garden. White Sensation as the name suggests is pure white and is an especially good, strong grower. Eremurus need good drainage, full sun and plenty of feeding.
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.
For full planting detail look at our you tube video ‘tims tips on eremurus.
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″)