The Ides of May

Jane McGary
Mon, 16 May 2011 09:07:43 PDT
Alberto Castillo  wrote:

>Asphodelus albus is a super garden plant for dry/dryish summer 
>locations. Outstanding in borders.

I would add the caution that it goes dormant, rather messily, in late 
summer, and that it should be deadheaded both for looks and to 
prevent its fairly enthusiastic self-seeding. If I decide to bring it 
here, I'll put it behind something that will conceal its decline.

Mature plants are very easy to divide when dormant, and seedlings 
flower in their second or third year. Predators do not touch this 
plant as far as I've seen.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon

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