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My eremurus robustus
#93710 March 13th, 2007 at 07:57 AM
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This bulb was planted by my grand-kids on Christmas day 2006. The small bulb in the first picture is a tulip bulb for comparison. The eremurus 'spider' is over 12" across.


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This is what I spotted and photographed yesterday (looks like a small globe artichoke coming straight from the soil). clp

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And this is what my nursery lady says it will look like in summer 2008. It will be about 10' tall with pink spiky inflorescences. It should get to 6' plus in summer 2007 but probably won't flower.
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#93711 March 13th, 2007 at 11:51 AM
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Are those the Foxtail Lilies???

I have often wanted to add those to my
plants, but never got around to getting any..
**Or finding room for one of those!**

I hope you'll keep us posted on your
progress with!!!
It would be fun to watch it grow..

Those flowers are beautiful..


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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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Re: My eremurus robustus
#93712 March 13th, 2007 at 12:17 PM
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Yes Weezie, their common name is the foxtail lily, and it is the first new plant to show in my new garden, which is why I am so thrilled. I've got a few things coming through that were here when we moved but this is the first one that I wanted, and deliberately planted myself (courtesy of the grand-kids).

You say you haven't got room for one. When I was researching plants to put in my garden, I obviously checked the Royal Horticultural Society's site. Apparently they have 500 of the robustus variety (the largest) on display. Their grounds must be nearly as large as mine. lala wink


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#93713 March 13th, 2007 at 12:39 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="COMIC SANS MS, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="3" face="COMIC SANS MS, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by webwise:
<strong> Their grounds must be nearly as large as mine. thumbup wink laugh laugh lala
Mine's that size too, but it's filled up right now...


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#93714 March 13th, 2007 at 01:47 PM
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I planted a foxtail lily 5 years ago, the first 2 years it did well, bloomed the second with one bloom...then the third year only foliage and I haven't seen it since. ters I hope you have better luck!


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#93715 March 13th, 2007 at 02:04 PM
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Thanks Alan, you're just trying to cheer me up aren't you?

I'm just hoping that our winters, which are milder than yours, will be kinder to the new foxtail. After all, if the RHS can manage 500 of them then surely I can manage 1, even if I have to sit up all night with it and feed it beef tea. muggs

I'll let you know summer 2009. smile


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#93716 March 13th, 2007 at 04:56 PM
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Cool looking pictures!!!

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#93717 March 13th, 2007 at 09:04 PM
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Those are neat Webwise. Too bad I don't have anyplace for anything that tall. It would have to go out in my yard somewhere (not right up next to the house) and the deer would probably eat it laugh Post pictures of it when it gets going good in your garden (bet your flower gardens are gonna be beautiful!)


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