Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft)
Planting distance: 30cm (1ft)
Asphodeline lutea – still sold by some nurseries under its old name, Asphodelus luteus – is a stately border plant with a pleasant fragrance. In late spring, clusters of bright yellow, starry blooms with red stamens appear on stiff, unbranched, leafyup to 1.2m (4ft) tall. The , which last for several weeks, are later replaced by seedheads.
Each flower spike rises from a dense rosette of furrowed, grass-like, grcvish-green, about 30cm (1 ft) long.
Plant from mid autumn to early spring in deep, sandy soil in a sunny. Take care not to damage the fleshy .
Propagation: Divide thein spring or early autumn and replant immediately. Alternatively, in a cold frame in spring. Pot on and plant out in permanent positions in early to mid spring.
Pests and diseases: Mostly trouble free.