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Asphodeline liburnica

Jacob's rod

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Asphodeline liburnica (Jacob's rod). This species is a clump forming perennial shrub, with triangular blue-green leaves. The pale yellow flowers are produced in racemes in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

Europe, Mediterranean

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in a sunny position with fertile sandy well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, or by root softwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails, slugs and aphids.

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