General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-60cm)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Inflorescence Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Foliage Mound Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Dried Flower
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • King's Spear
  • Yellow Asphodel
  • Jacob's Rod

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Date: c. 1903
illustration from 'Prof. Dr. Thome's Flora von Deutschland, Oster
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2008-06-06
Photo by fixpix
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: August
Asphodeline lutea    seedpods  growing with a red Monarda
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2012-04-24
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-17
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2012-04-24
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-04-09
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Buds getting ready to open

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2012-04-24
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2012-04-24
Location: Herterton House, Northumberland UK
Date: 2010-05-15

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-30
Location: Botanical Garden University Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-10-23
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-03-13
In early spring showing new growth
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-31
ant's seem like this bulb
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-13
Didn't know if it would survive winter here...
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-12
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2016-06-09

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-30

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Athens (Greece)

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Comments:
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2014 6:21 PM concerning plant:
    I don't detect any fragrance from this flower, but then I can't smell sarcococca either, so could be my nose. The flower stalks stand well above the grassy foliage with no staking needed. They don't last long, perhaps 2-3 weeks, after which I cut the flower stalks down to the ground and just let the foliage carry on. The foliage is a grassy soft gray-green and is evergreen, although it gets a bit ratty looking in the winter. I cut it back to about 3" in the fall. Spreads easily but not aggressively.
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