| Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle|
Basal sword-like leaves are 18-24 inches long. Inflorescences are substantial spikes with hundreds of flowers in mid-summer opening indeterminately (from bottom to top) over 2-3 weeks. Flowers and foliage wither by late summer, but the show they put on is well worth the minor unsightly appearance afterward. Cultivation can be difficult, so pay special attention to planting and tending directives.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: In a group as a specimen planting, in the back of borders, wherever some fireworks are needed
Width: Minimum: 24 inches Maximum: 30 inches
Foliage Texture: coarse
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: A very unusual-looking rootstock a corm with horizontal roots radiating out in all directions. Requires moist, well-drained soil. Be careful not to plant the crown more than 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Plants grown from seed will take several years to bloom.