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Asphodelus Albus


By Simbad

Asphodelus Albus

Grew this from seed three years ago only got two plants, lost one over winter, but this one is getting bigger and better each year, so hopefully be able to get some seed from this one and grow more this year :-)

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Ooooh thats a new one on me!!.....very pretty....a bit like camassia

8 Jun, 2010


Gorgeous one does this grow from bulb.

8 Jun, 2010


I thought that too Alice, its very pretty!

8 Jun, 2010


Lovely isn't it, a kind friend on the Isle of White sent me 10 seeds, so two plants wasn't bad.
No its not a bulb sixpence has really thick tuberous roots, member of the lily family apparently, can split it like a perennial.

8 Jun, 2010


That's another one on my shopping list. It's lovely!

8 Jun, 2010


Beautiful Kathy and unusual. What's the plant to the left, at the front?

8 Jun, 2010


Thanks Meanie and Dawn, the plant on the left is lobelia tupa,did I send you seed of that?can't remember, a stunner, looks like it'll be even better this year, amazed it survived the winter as it looks quite tropical when it flowers.

9 Jun, 2010


Thanks Kathy, yes you did and I grew them and some are planted out but they're only about an inch high - I cant wait until they get this big. Its so exciting as most of the seeds I've grown Im not familiar with.

10 Jun, 2010


Mine didn't grow that much first year, but just get better each year now, around 4ft last year, can get to 6 or 8ft in sheltered spot, look on my pictures under perennials page 2,3rd row down pictures 3 and 4 :-)

11 Jun, 2010


Oh this is a stunner, I wonder how long these flowers last, a couple of weeks, or less?

12 Jun, 2010


Not sure Tommymoo, flowers seem to be gradually opening upwards, have to make a note when they finish, be better when the clump gets bigger and there's lots of flowers :-)

13 Jun, 2010


Very pretty anyway~~, thank you for the reply :)

14 Jun, 2010

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