Asphodel Asphodeline lutea



A. lutea is a clump-forming perennial with narrow, channelled leaves and fragrant bright yellow flowers to 3cm across, in dense racemes in late spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      asphodel flower of the dead Jacob's rod king's spear yellow asphodel see more

    • Common names

      Asphodeline flava, Asphodelus luteus

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Although you can cut back flower stems after flowering the seedheads are attractive so can be left

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or propagate by division after flowering

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free