Asphodeline lutea  Gelbkerze (Yellow Candle)

King's spear

Asphodeline lutea commonly called king’s spear, is a rhizomatous perennial that is native to the eastern Mediterranean. 

Bold spikes of fragrant, star shaped, yellow flowers with blue tinted, grass like foliage make this very drought tolerant plant a must for xeriscape and gravel gardens. 

It forms erect, dense clumps of foliage with gobstopper sized, green seed pods that turn a rich brown when mature. 

Flowering in late spring the plants are especially attractive but need deep soils of preferably fertile loam and hot sunny position to grow well. They dislike being shaded by other plants.

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£ 12.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asphodelaceae

Hardy perennial

H4

90cm 

30cm 

Blue green 

Bright yellow 

Fertile, deep, well drained

Full sun

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