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Asphodeline lutea/Jacob's Rod

Asphodeline lutea / Asphodeline lutea
Two floral spikes in the early season of bloom
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Two floral spikes in the early season of bloom

Floral spike towering over other perennials in an Swiss garden

Close view of developing florets just before opening

Grass-like foliage

Floral stalk in the early stages of blooming

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Scientific Name: Asphodeline lutea
Common Name: Jacob's Rod
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This herbaceous perennial produces grass-like foliage and spikes of prominent mustard-yellow flowers in May and June. Florets open randomly on the tall stems. Select a sunny site with well-drained soils for this handsome perennial.