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Asphodeline lutea

Yellow asphodel

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.91m to 1.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Asphodeline lutea (Yellow asphodel). The species will produce distinctive blooms which are yellow with darker stripes that appear in clusters along a tall flower spike in the spring. When you divide the plant in the spring, take care not to damage the fleshy roots. They will prefer full sun but will also tolerate some light shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

King's spear

Origin

Turkey, Greece, Mediterranean

Interest and use

Border, rock garden, fragrance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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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