Back at the start of March I posted on the return of the Eremurus stenophyllus planted in the dry bed. The post said that I had yet to get it to flower, but after 3 years the wait is over. This was it last week:
No need to ask why it's also known as the fox tail lily. The flower stalk sat like this for weeks with the individual flowers not actually opening. I was beginning to wonder if it was one of those that waits until it is totally ready and then everything opens at exactly the same time. Then today the bottom row of flowers finally opened.
Hopefully they will stay open for a few days to allow more to open, giving a more dramatic yellow to the whole flower. You have to look closely at the moment to notice them, although the flower does look great against the yuccas
It is probably because I have been watering the dry bed this spring that it is flowering. It seems the rain we normally get has headed over to parts of the USA. As I feel it is important to get the plants going, I have been watering the bed every now and then. It seems I really shouldn't have planted it in the dry bed.