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Desert Candle Foxtail Lily

SKU: AM002793
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No longer available this season.
The famous Foxtail Lily is a giant in the garden, with flowering spikes from 4 to 5 ft. tall that arrive in a brilliant yellow with orangey highlights. Also known as the Desert Candle, each bloom tapers towards the top and looks spectacular in arrangements. Prefers dry soils and full sun. (Eremurus bungei)
key features
Botanical Name
Eremurus stenophyllus bungei
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Foxtail Lily has been a favorite for years. The flowers are colossal--up to 7 feet tall in several colors. This one is brilliant yellow with orangey highlights. Natives of Afghanistan and Turkistan, foxtail lilies grow so tall they may need staking if in a windy setting. They make great cut flowers, lasting for up to two weeks in an arrangement.'