Foxtail Lily Eremurus Rumba
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Foxtail Lily Eremurus 'Rumba'

Every great garden needs a statement plant, and this is truly a Herculean addition.
  • Add this blooming colossus to your borders and make a statement with Eremurus 'Rumba'.
  • 'Foxtail Lilies' add height and interest to your garden with spectacular flowers from a compact growing plant.
  • Fully hardy yet exotic-looking, the spires of amazing orange blooms are long-lasting and impressive.
  • Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, in full sun, and will reach up to 1.2m tall when in full flower.
  • Supplied as a large, established plant in a 4L pot to plant out straight away.

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Make a colourful statement in your garden this year with the impressive Eremurus 'Rumba' a fully hardy yet exotic-looking perennial that will amaze everyone who sees it.

The colossal flower spike of this relatively new variety is packed with orange blooms and make exceptional cut flowers.

Also known as Desert Candles, the impressive flower spires are packed with star-shaped blooms, creating a bottlebrush effect. In June/July, the flowers open from the bottom of the spike upwards in a wave of subtle colour change that cannot be missed, and the tails often bend as they grow - looking even more like the jaunty tail of a fox.
Rumba will put on a dazzling display like a giant sparkler as the blooms open up along its length from bottom to top, fizzing with colour.

Growing to (1.2m) 4ft tall, these fully hardy, dramatic-looking plants are perfect for the back of sunny borders where the towering spikes emerge from fleshy roots, which are not unlike a giant starfish. The orange blooms are long lasting and over the years they will grow into large, prolific clumps.

Easy to grow and supplied as an established plant in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting - then you can leave them alone!

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Item 560599 supplied as:
Easy to grow and supplied as an established plant in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Mark the position of the plant with a cane or similar to avoid accidental damage when dormant.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Eremurus 'Rumba' Foxtail Lily:

  • On receipt, plant straight away and feed well when shoots emerge. Then leave them alone!
  • Take care when planting as the roots can be quite brittle.
  • Grow in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Alternatively, can be grown successfully in a pot.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate organic matter such as garden compost to open up the soil. If the soil is heavier, to aid drainage, consider raising the soil level of the bed intended for planting.
  • Knock the plant from its container.
  • Use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the root ball.
  • Add a 2.5cm (1in) layer of horticultural grit to the bottom of the planting hole.
  • The aim is to set the plant to the same level as it was in the pot, leaving the base of the shoots or stem above ground.
  • Backfill around the plant and firm in well.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.
  • This would also mark a good spot for inserting a stake, if needed.

Aftercare Advice for your Foxtail Lily 'Rumba':

  • Once in active growth, feed with high potassium fertiliser such as sulphate of potash.
  • Keep plants well-watered when in leaf. When dormant in summer they enjoy dry conditions.


Pruning Advice for Foxtail Lilies:

  • Foliage begins to die back after flowering and should be allowed to die back naturally. Unless you are keeping seed, flower spikes can be removed when the blooms have dropped.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
120 cm
30 cm
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