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Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily*

Eremurus 'Pretty in Pink'

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Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily (Eremurus 'Pretty in Pink') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily flowers

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  3 feet

Flower Height:  6 feet

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Desert Candle

Description:

Bold giant spikes of pink flowers rise from grassy foliage; makes a great accent in the garden composition; prefers good drainage; may require staking

Ornamental Features

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily features bold spikes of pink flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 6 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Pretty In Pink Fox Tail Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.