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Asphodelus cerasiferus

 
Asphodelus cerasiferus
Asphodelus cerasiferus
Asphodelus cerasiferus

Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white
Light sun

Apparently this plant is not common in cultivation; I could find no gardening-related web pages about it, but did find a few images, which suggest that this species maintains grassy foliage, with white flowers. Given the websites that gave it some attention, I infer that it is native to mountain regions of western Europe. Our flowering plants were grown from seed about seven years ago, so they take their time reaching maturity – but once they've attained it, they're a striking presence in the garden.

Asphodelus cerasiferus
Only a few seedpods develop on the spent flower stalk
Asphodelus cerasiferus
Already a bold presence in the early-spring garden (18 April)
Asphodelus cerasiferus
Flowers open from bottom to top
Asphodelus cerasiferus
The humble beginnings of the flower spike
Asphodelus cerasiferus
A few more seedpods this year

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: curve garden (back lobe), rock garden, bogside border

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (93%G, 3-12d)
  2. Single seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (G in 4d)


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