Asphodeline lutea
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Asphodeline lutea

Jacob's rod
Asphodela king's spear

  family asphodelaceae 
  genus asphodeline 

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Identification
Genus  Asphodeline Species  lutea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Jacob's rod   Asphodela king's spear Family  ASPHODELACEAE Specimen number  S10992 Data source  Frgnt p325;Xeri p284
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Asphodeline lutea have a strongly perfume scented aroma. Jacob's rod (also known as Asphodela king's spear) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10 Fahrenheit. It likes moist soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  highly fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Asphodeline lutea is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from Southern Europe.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Asphodeline lutea is a perennial. The blossoms are typically of a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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