Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail Lily

  • Yellow Eremurus stenophyllus, Eremurus bungei, Foxtail Lily
  • Yellow Eremurus stenophyllus, Eremurus bungei, Foxtail Lily

Eremurus stenophyllus (Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle) blooms in early summer with tall spikes of bright yellow flowers. Foxtail Lilies' dramatic blooms make long lasting cut flowers for striking bouquets. Plant them in well drained soil where they get full sun. Stunning!

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Zones 5 - 9
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bulb Spacing8-10" apart
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Eremurus (Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle) blooms in early summer with tall spikes of stunning bright yellow flowers. Plant them in well-drained soil where they get full sun. Perennial in USDA zones 5-8 (mulch well in zones 5-6, and remove in early spring). Eremerus are not well-suited for containers as they prefer not to be moved once established. Foxtail Lilies make stunning cut flowers.
Common Name Foxtail Lily
Botanical Name Eremurus stenophyllus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 72-96" tall
Bulb Spacing 8-10" apart
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Average Soil
Advantages Good for Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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from Salt lake utah

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I planted 3 and none came up. I live in Salt Lake City area.

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They never came up. Maybe the cold and rainy spring


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The instructions were clear, they did not come up. I wondered if it was the wet, cold spring.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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