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Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.

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Morphology / Appearance

Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.

Character recognition:

Plant: is an herbaceous perennial; Asphodeline lutea reaches 3 to 4 ft (0.91 to 1.2 m) tall and 1 to 2 ft (0.30 to 0.61 m) wide.
Root: rhizomes;
Stem: aerial;
Leaves: The foliage is produced along the length flowering stems and is furrowed and narrowly triangular;
Flowers: the flower stalk growing 3 to 4 ft (0.91 to 1.2 m) bearing a dense raceme of bright 1 in (2.5 cm) yellow flowers [ 1 ] with large ovate bracts;
Fruits: shiny green seed pods.

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Asphodeline lutea
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.

Bloom time: May , Jun
Flower color: yellow
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun
Propagation Material: Seeds

Is a perennial plant native to southeastern Europe (eastern Mediterranean). It is grown as a landscaping plant.

Classification

Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Asphodeline lutea (L.) Rchb.

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers deep loams with good drainage. Asphodeline lutea will tolerate almost any soil conditions; it will be happy in acid, neutral or alkaline pH levels, in loam, sand or chalk in a sheltered or exposed location.

 

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