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Asphodeline lutea

Also called Jacob's Rod or Asphodel


Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Asphodeline lutea

  • Clumps of narrow, grass-like, gray-green foliage
  • Tall spikes rise above the foliage and bear fragrant yellow flowers
  • Attractive green seed pods are left after flowering, maturing to brown in colour
  • Excellent cut flower, fresh or dried
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

80-120 cm

Spread:

30-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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King's Spear Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rhizomatous perennial best planted in groups requiring little maintenance. Easy to grow in full sun and an average, well-drained soil, in a protected area. Winter mulching is recommended.  


Asphodeline lutea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Gray