Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle (Eremurus)

Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle

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!
Zones5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size72-96" tall
Bulb Spacing8-10" apart
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizeBag of 1

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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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.
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Common Name
Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle
Botanical Name
Eremurus stenophyllus
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Color
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Above 72 inches
Mature Height
72-96" tall
Bulb Spacing
8-10" apart
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Soil Type
Average Soil
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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.
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
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