Description: Tall densely-flowered spikes of bright yellow resembling a fox’s tail rise on leafless stems above narrow basal foliage
Habit: Flower stems grow 3-4 feet tall; clump forming
Culture: Performs best in full sun and very well-drained, preferably sandy, soil; protect from winter wet; plant 5-7 inches deep
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 8
Attributes: Drought tolerant
10 bulbs per bag
With a native range from central to western Asia, Eremurus species hail from rocky semi-deserts to dry grassland, but adapt readily to well-drained flower borders and prairie-style plantings. In The English Flower Garden (1883), wild-gardening advocate William Robinson recommends planting Eremurus “in a natural and informal way...in bold groups with some of the finest hardy plants, with a background of shrubs.” The Foxtail Lily works well as a cut flower.