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Asphodeline taurica

King's Spear

Plant Type:


Asphodeline taurica – Slightly shorter in stature than “King’s Spear” Asphodeline taurica  blooms long and beautifully in white or white-touched-pink above gray-green tufts of grassy foliage, grayer than A. lutea. This plant is doing well for us in USDA zone 5b in xeric conditions planted in sand, crushed stone and compost in nearly full sun and has begun to do a bit of welcome self-sowing. It’s not commonly encountered and worthy of greater use. Just be certain not to plant asphodelines in a too-rich, moisture retaining mix or it will certainly rot. Add lime to the scrabble. Spring planting in the north advised. Seed grown.


30-36 in


Light Pink, White


(5b)6 to 8
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Item Description Price  
ASPHOTAU Asphodeline taurica (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $12.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Asphodeline taurica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Sandy
  • Draining
  • Calcareous
  • Impoverished
  • Scrabbled
  • Average


  • Mediterranean

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted