King's Spear

Asphodeline lutea

Also called Jacob's Rod or Asphodel

  • 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

COLOUR:
Yellow

HEIGHT:
80-120 cm

SPREAD:
30-60 cm

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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.  

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Seed
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Gray
Green