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Questions About Foxtail Lily Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 11, 2011

Q. Foxtail Lily Problems

I have Foxtail lily flowers that I have had for several years. In the past couple of years or so, the leaves have been turning brown before the plant even blooms. The plant finally blooms, but the leaves are brown. What is causing that?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 11, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

These plants are prone to root rot if the soil is allowed to become too moist by poor watering practices or overcrowding. With this fungal disease, plant leaves will often turn brown prior to blooming. Keeping plants dry and providing adequate air circulation can help alleviate problems, as will dividing the plants. The use of copper fungicides can also aid with prevention.

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Asked by
shanewainfur19011972 on
March 10, 2012

Q. foxtail lilies

When should I plant foxtail lilies? Plus, can I plant them in groups?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 10, 2012
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Asked by
billyray on
October 22, 2012

Q. Proper Way to Plant Foxtail Lily

I recently purchased Eremurus, not sure I planted them properly. It has these brown finger like tentacles. Do they get buried in ground or is it the other way around? They should be on top. Was not sure, thanks.

Marie Gimberlein

Answered by
Nikki on
October 22, 2012
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
March 2, 2014

Q. Foxtail Plant

Can I keep my foxtail plant indoors next to a window?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 2, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

This depends on the type of foxtail plant you are referring, as there are a number of plants that share this common name (foxtail lily, foxtail fern, foxtail grass, foxtail palm). Let us know which you are growing and we can be of more help.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 30, 2014

Q. Foxtail Lily Fail to Bloom

My foxtail lilies are now 4 years old and have bloomed every year except this year. The foliage is there but only 1 feeble flower. Is there something I should do to ensure flowers next year?

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2015

Q. Foxtail Lily

My foxtail Lily seems to get less blooms. It is only a few years old and I three flowers two years ago, two last year and only one this year. Is there something I can do to turn this around?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 28, 2015
Certified Expert
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You may want to try adding some more phosphorus to the soil, such as bone meal. Normally, when flowers fail to bloom, this is the reason. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
vhewerdine on
June 5, 2016
Mid France

Q. foxtail lily

how to propagate. Can it be done by root cutting, and what are the needs for planting the seeds

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2016
Certified Expert
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Lifting and dividing the crowns and roots should only be done every 6 years or when the crowns lift out of the soil.
Seeds should be sown in the autumn right after they are harvested.
Seeds can be placed in trays or pots of planting medium and placed in a cold frame. Germination is very slow and it can take up to 12 months.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/foxtail-lily/foxtail-lily-plant.htm

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Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
June 7, 2016
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They are not too fond of being uprooted but it can be done. Seeding is your best chance at propagation. Here is a link on more info;

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/foxtail-lily/foxtail-lily-plant.htm

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