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Cleopatra Foxtail Lily (Eremurus)

Eremurus Cleopatra
SKU: HC017253
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Cleopatra Foxtail Lily (Eremurus) is an eye-catching wonder with tall fronds of luscious orange flowers that add drama and beautiful vertical lines in the early-to-mid summer garden. Beautiful against an evergreen background. Sometimes known as Desert Candle.
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Botanical Name
Eremurus Cleopatra
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
48-60" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


Cleopatra Foxtail Lily (Eremurus or Desert Candle) is a must-have for the early summer garden. Rising on stalks 4-5 ft. tall, the lovely orange flowers open from the bottom up, to reveal a delicate red stripe penciled along the mid-rib of each petal. Long lasting flowers and great as a cut flower, the plant will develop into a clump with many flower stalks over time. Plant Eremurus in a sunny spot in enriched well-drained soil (they don’t like soggy feet!). Keep soil moist during growth and flowering, after flowering water may be reduced. They will naturalize well when happy and put on a breathtaking display each year. The foliage is strap-like and withers back during flowering so plant foxtail among groundcovers, ornamental grasses or other perennials. Protect from wind if possible and plant in groups of 5 or more for best effect. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers and deer and critters leave it alone. It’s a hardy, easy-care plant once established. Mulch in the fall in colder areas. 4-5' tall x 18-24" wide.