Eremurus: the Ruiter and Shelford hybrids

Family: Liliaceae

Flowering period: May – July

Average plant height: 100 cm, depending on the species or cultivar

Planting depth to base of bulb: 15 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 60 cm

Type of bulb: Rhizome

Light requirements: full sun

Landscape uses: at the back of borders and perennial beds

The height of these hybrids lies in the middle range for Eremurus: 100 cm. Flower colours are gorgeous pastels of salmon, yellow and orange. Certain cultivars display striking colour combinations. One, ‘Cleopatra’ (1956), is orange with a stunning dark vein. ‘Pinocchio’ (1989) is lemon-yellow with bright orange stamens. Flowering occurs in May – June.