Eremurus x isabellinus 'Cleopatra'

Eremurus x isabellinus
Eremurus x isabellinus 'Cleopatra'
desert candle
SIZE/TYPE tall perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 1.3-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES blue-green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS orange
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Desert candle is a perfect name for this attractive perennial. Or foxtail lily is even funnier and tells the truth, too. This plant has sturdy stems that can grow up to 1.5m tall where half of the stem is decorated with small flowers of various colours.

Cleopatra is a hybrid between eremurus olgae and eremurus stenophyllus where the second one gave this variety the warm tint of yellow colour while common eremurus is usually white or pink. Cleopatra is therefore a merge of yellow and pink that resulted in apricot orange flowers that are formed in upright racemes. They open individually from the bottom upwards in mid June and continue flowering for about 4 weeks. The leaves are lance shaped, pale blue-green or grey green and die back after flowering.

This perennial needs very well-drained soil mixed with sand to keep the roots from rotting. It should be reasonably fertile and mulched in winter. Grow it in full sun with shelter from strong wind. Hardy.

Last update 14-06-2011
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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