|Still showing off its bluish mop in late November
Blue-green grassy foliage, tall narrow flower spikes. It was at least three years before one of my seedlings decided to finally bloom. The yellow flowers always make an interesting addition to the late-spring garden, although the overall effect usually fails to really pop - the individual flowers on the spikes open seemingly randomly and don't last long, so that you never see blooms all the way up and down.
|germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Interesting shiny-green fruitballs
|Striking spiral leaf arrangement
|I've tried to grow these from seed several times since moving to Texas, and haven't had any survive through a season – not sure what does them in. As shown here, they are strong-growing seedlings in late May
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border
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|Apr 03, 2006
|Have some nice asphodeline lutea I bought from "Digging Dog" Nursery last year. One bloomed last year, and this year the plants are nicely matured and look to be forming large bloom pods now (April 3, 2006). Placed with some bronze euphorbias and have a nice effect. Asphodelus laburnicum is with purple salvia and red-edge hebe; pulmonaria ground cover.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm growing the A. laburnicum from seed this year, so it will be a while before I get to judge its merits.
|Jul 10, 2006
|I was grateful for your lovely pictures.But I was just wondering when/if you cut back the flower stalks. I have a plant that was divided and I inherited a part of it this spring. It had 3 flower stalks and they are at the fruitball stage now. The grasslike foliage though is suffering and I am wondering if I should cut the flower stalks back at this point to help the foliage. Any ideas for me?
I imagine the same holds for this plant as for most others, especially bulbs - cutting down the flower stalk before seeds develop will allow the plant to put more of its energy into vegetative growth, including the root structures. I happen to enjoy seeing the development of and harvesting seeds, so I don't always follow that advice.
|Aug 21, 2009
|I have been very interested in this plant for some time now, but have not been able to find it. I'll try Digging Dog, which sam and sherrill mention getting it. do you think it would be ok, if I find it, to plant now? I'm zone 7 in NC.
I think it would be OK to plant now. Mulch after the ground freezes (if it does) for extra protection the first winter.
- Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F (75%G, 11-15d)
- Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Mild sandpaper rub, baggy 70F (87%G, 9-20d)
- Same seed as above. Liqht sandpapering, baggy 70F (100%G, 9-24d, with additional scarification required)
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