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plant id - yellow flower

allium2allium2 Posts: 413

Hello. Would someone be able to ID this plant please?





  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Don't know Allium, soz, but I do like it image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433

    Eremurus also known as foxtail lily

  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    No worries Panda. Bought it at a flower show and can't remember the name of it.image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Fidget has supplied the goods image

    Is it an annual? I'm tempted to put it on my wish list image

  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    Thanks Fidget - you are a starimage. What kind of conditions do they like and do they have specific planting instructions?

  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    Looks like its a bulb which is fully hardy from what i am reading which requires full sun.  Phew- can find a space in the garden for it now image.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433

    I am assuming you bought these in pots?

    When they die down in Autumn they will have a tuber that looks like a starfish. You need to plant them in a sunny position in free draining soil. They do not like to be sat in a puddle. If you have clay soil add plenty of compost and grit. Try not to break the arms off the starfish. The centre bud will need to be about 4 to 6 inch down. It probably needs a stick to mark the position so you dont stick the fork through it in Spring (My usual trick)

     Or you could plant the whole pot full now,into a large hole with grit underneath to aid drainage.

  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    Thanks Fidget. Its very sandy soil so sounds like it will have the perfect position and soil.  I'll remember to mark it before it dies down. That's my usual trick as wellimage

  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    Sorry - forgot to mention - its in a pot at the moment.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I have tried growing these with no success (central Scotland). Are they quite tender?


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