Asphodelus albus
“White Asphodel”

This tough, drought tolerant, long-lived lily relative makes tall flower spikes to 3’ in height, above strapping gray leaves, & grows to a width of two feet, enduring hot sun & bad soil with aplomb. This Mediterranean species was associated with death & mourning in ancient Greece, & goes deciduous in summer, after blooming through the months of Spring. Blooms are held densely on upright spikes, & are striped pink when in bud, opening up a starry white. Highly attractive to bees & other nectar seeking creatures!

Claire Woods


USDA Zones 6-10