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Asphodelus albus

Royal staff

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.9m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-brown, stripped white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Asphodelus albus (Royal staff). This perennial has a thick fleshy root with sword-shaped leaves which are about 60cm long. It produces tall flower stems which bear pink-brown striped white in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

S And C.Europe, N.Africa

Interest and use

Rock garden, beds

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Medium, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • WaterDry

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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