Hello. Would someone be able to ID this plant please?
Don't know Allium, soz, but I do like it
Eremurus also known as foxtail lily
No worries Panda. Bought it at a flower show and can't remember the name of it.
Fidget has supplied the goods
Is it an annual? I'm tempted to put it on my wish list
Thanks Fidget - you are a star. What kind of conditions do they like and do they have specific planting instructions?
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 .
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.
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 well
Sorry - forgot to mention - its in a pot at the moment.
I have tried growing these with no success (central Scotland). Are they quite tender?