Friday, July 8, 2011

Most pitiful flower in my garden this year...

One evening, my husband said, "What is this pretty little flower?"

Hmm... a foxtail lily (Eremurus Ruiter-Hybrid White Beauty Favourite). 
It is supposed to look like this:
Photo from Crocus, a nursery in the UK
   
And there were supposed to be three of them.
I think I will have to try that again someday... when I am not feeling so sore about it.

10 comments:

  1. Although you didn't indicate how long you've had this, I've heard that it takes a few years for Foxtail lilies to get established. If it were me I'd just give it a few more years. Fingers crossed!

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  2. Thank Grace! You give me hope.

    I have heard that they are "difficult to grow", but not that they take time to build strength.

    Guess that is my hope grows post for thinking to next year!
    Julie

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  3. Julie, I have never had any luck with foxtail lilies. My experience is that it takes a few years for them to die if they appear at all after planting. Apparently they need very specialized growing conditions. Carolyn

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  4. I have a friend who has some beautiful yellow ones. But, I think he started his from one gallon plants and has also studied permaculture so he can grow almost anything. Hope you have a better showing next year.

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  5. I've seen these and have contemplated putting them in my garden. I don't think I'll try now. I don't need any more pitiful plants! :)

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  6. You know, that's exactly how my foxgloves look, spindly and with three flowers each on a tiny stem :). You made me feel better...

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  7. Hopefully they will be better next year.

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  8. pitiful is a good word! Pitiful is what i use for Alchemilla,Lligularia,and Lavandula.

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  9. Aw-w...I hope in a few years they decide to fill out a bit. Good luck!

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