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Asphodelus Genus

King's spear

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Description

Asphodelus genus (King's spear). This genus consists of spring or summer flowering annuals and perennials. They will produce narrow grass-like leaves. The flowers are borne on upright stems and they are white, green or pink star-shaped. They are frost to half hardy and will require sun. Most will prefer fertile, well drained soil. Propagation is by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs or Grass-likes

Other common names

Asphodel

Origin

C. Europe, Mediterranean

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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