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Asphodelus ramosus

Common name silverrod; branched asphodel; king's spear
Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers white
Size 18-24"
Light sun

Bulbous plant, hailing from Greece. Upright stalks with white flowers.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (78%G, 12-13w)
  2. Seed from HPS/MAG '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w) - 35F (15w; 87%G, 9-14w)

Extended germination during cold stage, with a striking yellow root emerging. Leaf development doesn't start until exposure to room temperature.

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