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Asphodeline Genus

Jacob's rod

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Asphodeline genus (Jacob's rod). These are perennials with thick fleshy roots. The leaves are narrow to spear-shaped and bright-green. The flowers are upright spikes which will bloom yellow, pink or white in the summer. They are frost to half hardy and will require sun and not too over-rich soil. Propagation is by division in early spring, taking care not to damage roots, or by seeds in the autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Fragrants

Origin

Mediterranean

Propagation

Division in early spring, taking care not to damage roots, or by seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and Snails could cause some damage.

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