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Foxtail Lily

Eremurus bungei

Foxtail Lily is a member of the Eremurus family. Its botanical name is Eremurus bungei.

Flowers: Bloom Period: March, April, May. •
Flower Color: yellow
Size: 24-36" tall.

It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 75.0 cm / 2.44 feet. This plant tends to bloom in early summer.

Turkey is believed to be where Foxtail Lily originates from.

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How to grow Foxtail Lily

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Space 9-12" apart.

Soil: Minimum pH: 6.6 • Maximum pH: 7.8, excellent drainage

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun .

Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

regualar water during active growth period (through mid July), then can let go dry

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Foxtail Lily needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.6 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Foxtail Lily is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Foxtail Lily to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Foxtail Lily from seed

Transplanting Foxtail Lily

Foxtail Lily is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Common Foxtail Lily problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Foxtail Lily plants:

Foxtail Lily Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin bungei meaning “great profusion”.1

Other names for Foxtail Lily

Foxtail Lily care instructions

How long does Foxtail Lily take to grow?

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