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Asphodeline lutea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Asphodeline lutea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Zones 3B, 4-24
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Asphodeline lutea

Yellow Asphodel, King’s Spear

Perennials

This Mediterranean native forms a low clump (about 9 in. high and 1 ft. wide) of blue-green to dark green, grassy leaves. In spring, stiff, unbranched stems to 3 ft. high rise from the clump, topped by narrow clusters of fragrant yellow flowers that peer out from shaggy buff or reddish brown bracts. Needs well-drained soil.

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