From late spring, impressive, thick flower stems are sent up through the narrow, grass like foliage. The bright yellow flowers have a sweet fragrance, each of the blooms is around 3cm across. The flowers are followed by ornamental, green seed heads. Both the flower and the seed heads can be used in cut flower arrangements.
The blue green leaves grow to form a thick clump, and look good in combination with other grasses.
Endemic to dry, rocky areas, King's Spear will cope well in poor soils, good drainage is essential. Plant in a full sun to lightly shaded position. The rhizomatous roots will slowly multiply.
Asphodeline lutea is commonly known as King's Spear, Flower of the Dead, Yellow Asphodel or Jacob's Rod. It is said to have grown in the Elysian Fields.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade