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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

ASPHODELINE lutea

Commonly known as King's spear, Yellow asphodel

Silvery-grey foliage with fragrant yellow spikes of flowers.
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

  • Deciduous - furrowed, narrowly triangular leaves 35cm (14in) long, all along the flower stems, emerging after summer dormancy
  • Yellow
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial. Flowers are followed by seed pods like shiny green marbles.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - mulch in autumn in colder areas.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - do not confuse with Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum).
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails. aphids.
  • Place of origin - central and eastern Mediterranean and western Turkey.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - dense racemes to 20cm (8in) long
  • Star-shaped - 3cm (1¼in) wide with large, ovate bracts 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - deep, loamy soil preferred.
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1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)
 

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