is a genus of 35-40 deciduous perennial flowers, also known as the foxtail lilies
or desert candles
. The inflorescence
looks similar to a long spike or a bottlebrush. It consists of many flowers in copper, bright yellow, snow white, pastel pink, orange or any combination of those colors. The leaves grow in tufts of thin, green, straplike strips. Species are known for thick roots that grow out from a central hub. It is also known for being tall, sometimes rising up to 10 feet over the foliage, depending on the variety. These plants are native to western and central Asia.
Species and Varieties