Herb latin name: Eremurus regelii


Family: Asphodelaceae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flowering:
April
to May

Habitat of Eremurus regelii:

Earthy hillsides and rocky places around 1000 metres in W. Tien Shan and W. Pamir Alai.

Other uses of the herb:

A glue is made from dextrose in the roots. It has industrial importance.

Propagation of Eremurus regelii:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is obtained. Germination is slow and could take 1 - 12 months at 15C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow on for their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring after the last expected frosts. Do not plant deeply in the soil, the crown of the plant should be slightly exposed. Division after the plant dies down in late summer. Great care must be taken because the plants resent root disturbance. Only divide the plants when it is really necessary, and no more frequently than once every 6 years, being careful not to break the brittle roots. It is probably best to pot up the divisions and grow them on in the greenhouse until they are established.

Cultivation of the herb:

Earthy hillsides and rocky places around 1000 metres in W. Tien Shan and W. Pamir Alai.

Medicinal use of Eremurus regelii:

None known

Known hazards of Eremurus regelii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.