- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 125 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Oranges & Yellows
Eremurus Tap Dance
With lofty, slender spikes of sunshine yellow, Eremurus ‘Tap Dance’ adds a joyous, zingy, tropical note to your beds and borders. Also called ‘desert candle’, the luminous flowers of this variety will illuminate your garden and provide a definite talking point. Stretching towards the skies, the distinctive, bottle-brush blooms offer plentiful nectar, attracting pollinators from far and wide. Flourishing in the arid climates of Afghanistan and Turkey, Eremurus thrive on free-draining, sandy soil in a sunny position, returning triumphantly every year. ‘Tap Dance’ is a fantastic, long-lasting cut flower: even just a few stems placed in a tall vase makes an astonishing arrangement.
Grow aristocratic Eremurus in a sunny, well-drained site with light soil. Add a bed of sand to the planting hole if you garden on heavy soil.
Plant the tuberous, spider-like roots 8-10cm deep, spaced 30-60cm apart in the earth. Place in groups of 3 or 5 for impact.
Provide consistent watering, ensuring the soil remains moderately moist particularly during dry spells of weather and whilst the roots settle in.
Majestic, fuzzy spires of yellow, orange or pink will rise to impressive heights of 90-200cm in midsummer when the flowers bloom.
During winter, mulch the area around Foxtail lilies with leaf mould to enrich the soil and add protection against harsh weather.