Asphodeline Lutea from seed

mattdiclemente(7)April 27, 2012

I have just received some Asphodeline lutea seeds as a gift. This plant has fragrant yellow flowers in late spring and is hardy to zone 7. It is sometimes called Jacob's Rod or King's Spear apparently. Does anyone have experience to share starting it from seed? In particular, how do you get it to germinate. I understand that it takes about three years from germination to bloom.

Thank-you for your help.

Best wishes,

Sincerely,

Matt

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moew27

Common Name: King's Spear
Genus: Asphodeline
Species: lutea
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Height: 150cm
Spread: 30cm
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to divide plants: August to September
Flowering period: June to July

A handsome plant for sun or partial shade, with blue-green grass-like leaves and fragrant yellow flowers in late spring. These gorgeous star-shaped blooms are carried in long, dense, unbranched spikes up to 20cm (8in) long. Found growing wild in the eastern Mediterranean, it enjoys well-drained, sandy soil. In cold areas, protect with a dry mulch in autumn. Slugs and snails are partial to its shoots so take suitable measures against them.

Here is a link that might be useful: King's Spear/ Asphodeline Lutea

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:15PM
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moew27

Common Name: King's Spear
Genus: Asphodeline
Species: lutea
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Height: 150cm
Spread: 30cm
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to divide plants: August to September
Flowering period: June to July

A handsome plant for sun or partial shade, with blue-green grass-like leaves and fragrant yellow flowers in late spring. These gorgeous star-shaped blooms are carried in long, dense, unbranched spikes up to 20cm (8in) long. Found growing wild in the eastern Mediterranean, it enjoys well-drained, sandy soil. In cold areas, protect with a dry mulch in autumn. Slugs and snails are partial to its shoots so take suitable measures against them.

Here is a link that might be useful: King's Spear/ Asphodeline Lutea

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:25AM
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