Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline lutea

Description: Yellow star shaped flowers cover the tall spkes and look wonderful against the bluish green grass like foliage. The flowers produced in early summer are nicely scented and the plant overall has a strongly architectural form.

Uses: Good when grown as a drift in a sunny situation or on a woodland edge.  Also good in a maritime (coastal) situation.

Climate/Position: Warm sunny site prefered but will tolerate light shade.

Height/Spread: 1 metre flower spike. Spread up to 1 metre.

Soil Requirements: Any free draining but moisture retentive soil

Pruning: Leave the flower spikes til autumn for additional seedhead interest then cut back in late autumn when it looks untidy.

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Additional Interest: The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.  The species name lutea translates as yellow - the flowers.