I have been lusting after Foxtail lilies (Eremerus) for I don't know how long. Last fall I decided to give them a try and ordered five bulbs of the variety 'Cleopatra'. I planted them in the back of the border and all five have come up. They are not as splashy as they will be in a couple of years if they survive their location and our winters. Last winter was not a bad one so their future is not assured. But I am totally enjoying their moment of peachy perfection at the same time as the 'Mrs. R.O. Backhouse' Martagon lilies are opening. Did I actually plan that?
They also both look good when viewed against the Tea House, no? I thought of that color echo when I planted the Eremerus but I planted the Martagons long before there was a Tea House. What was completely unplanned is the third peach tone in this combo. If you look closely in the right hand corner of the photo below you can see that as the flowers of Gillenia trifoliata (Bowman's Root) fade, they leave behind a tiny orange seed pod!