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Kazakhstan Revisited (6) - Eremurus


By AndrewR


I wanted to put eremurus in their own blog as we saw several different ones, and they are such unusual plants.

If you’ve ever tried to grow them, you know their roots look like a starfish, with the growing bud in the centre. They need sun and good drainage, and do not like to be crowded by other plants in a border.

One of the endemics we saw was eremurus altaicus

Closer inspection of the flowers is also worthwhile

Eremurus robustus is well named. This flower spike was about eight feet high

I saw eremurus regellii, with its brown flowers, on my previous trip

And again in close-up

Nearby was eremurus fuscus

And there were also hybrids between the two species

Finally, another endemic, eremurus tianschanica

And in close-up

To be continued

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Thanks for this Andrew. I think they are so pretty and have tried to grow them and this year I had one short flower. I guess its my heavy clay they dont like?

19 Jul, 2013


Did very well last year with ours, it could well be this year, ours were crowded out, the border has been densely planted.... because the one all by itself flowered, ummmmm!!

19 Jul, 2013

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