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Asphodelus albus/White Asphodel

Asphodelus albus / Asphodelus albus
Open florets and buds
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Open florets and buds

Spike of white flowers and buds

Close view of flowers

Floral spike of flowers and buds in a Swiss garden


A colony of the white asphodel

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Scientific Name: Asphodelus albus
Common Name: White Asphodel
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, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a hardy herbaceous perennial that produces spikes of white flowers. Quite prevalent in Swiss gardens where soils can be nutritionally poor, but well drained and temperatures are moderate. Not well adapted for the hot, humid South. Blooms in May and June.