Asphodel Asphodelus aestivus



A. aestivus is a clump-forming perennial, to 1m tall, with broad, linear, thick, leathery leaves. In mid- and late spring it bears branched spires of star-shaped, white flowers, sometimes flushed with pink, followed by spherical green seed pods

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms


    • Common names

      Asphodelus microcarpus

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Flower stems can be cut back after flowering, or left to display the attractive seed pods

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

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

  • insectPests

    Prone to aphids

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free