Growing eremurus - reproduction, care, pests

Growing eremurus - reproduction, care, pests

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Eremurus is a perennial plant with elongated flowers of white, pink, yellow, brown and heavy red color. It has dense leaves, somewhat similar in shape to the leaves of a houseplant - chlorophytum. Loves hot summers and not cold, preferably wet winters.


  • Plant species
  • Reproduction
  • Care
  • Pests
  • Application

Plant species

  1. Eremurus Echison - grows in walnut, pistachio forests and mixed forests. Distributed mainly in Afghanistan, Tien Shan, Western and Southern Pamir - Alai.
  2. Eremurus Alberta - Often found in pistachio forests.
  3. Eremurus Altai
  4. Eremurus deceiving
  5. Eremurus the Uneven-winged
  6. etc.

There are 60 species of this plant in total. They all basically have the same shape, differ only in the color of the flower.

The most common are "representative (wonderful) eremurus" and "Crimean eremurus". The first is found in the Rostov Region, Krasnodar Territory, Stavropol Territory, Dagestan and the Chechen Republic. Following from the name, the second type "Crimean" grows in the Crimea.


Reproduction can take place in several ways, such as planting, by seeds, by dividing the Cornedonets. To propagate eremurus by seeds, it must take from 4 to 7 years after planting the main plant. Since it begins to bloom only after a long wait. Seeds should be planted in early spring in the ground. After the seedlings have sprung up, they should be planted in the garden at a distance of 30 - 60 cm from each other, since the roots are very large, resembling a starfish.

If you still want to propagate the eremurus by dividing the rhizomes, then it is advisable to divide it from mid-August to mid-September.

You need to choose a sunny place, where it is almost always dry, since the plant can die from dampness. You need to dig a hole 50 cm deep and fill it with gravel about 20 cm, pour sand closer to the surface (5-7 cm).


The plant is considered unpretentious, but in central Russia, Eremurus need to be sheltered from the abundance of precipitation and cold nights. It is necessary to loosen the soil around the plant as often as possible, the top layer, so that there is no accumulation of water. With prolonged humidity, the roots of the plant begin to rot and it dies.

Fertilizing with mineral fertilizers has a very good effect, at least 2-3 times a season.

For the winter, the plant should be covered with foil or polyethylene. But so it can withstand frosts down to -20. The flower should not be allowed to dry out. Protect from frost in spring.


Since the trunk of the plant is very juicy, slugs are very fond of appearing on it. If you have noticed, then immediately remove, they will eat up the leaves and the plant will lose its beauty. They will only drink juices and, therefore, the plant will soon die. The most dangerous for Eremurus is bacterial and fungal diseases.


Ornamental and melliferous plant. Glue can be obtained from its root, since it contains the polysaccharide eremuran, which is considered a valuable substitute for gum arabic. Young leaves are edible.

Thus, try growing such a plant in your garden. In my opinion, it will decorate any place and will look very unusual, which will attract the attention of others!

Watch the video: Eremurus Bungei, Foxtail lilies coming into flower (August 2022).