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Eremurus: the Ruiter and Shelford hybrids

Family: Liliaceae

Flowering period: May - July

Average plant height: 40 inches, depending on the species or cultivar

Planting depth to base of bulb: 6 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 24 inches

Type of bulb: rhizomes

Light requirements: full sun

Landscape uses: at the back of borders and perennial beds

The height of these hybrids lies in the middle range for Eremurus: 40 inches. Flower colors are gorgeous pastels of salmon, yellow and orange. Certain cultivars display striking color combinations. One, 'Cleopatra' (1956), is orange with a stunning dark vein. 'Pinocchio' (1989) is lemon-yellow with bright orange stamens. Flowering occurs in May - June.

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