Jacob's rod

Asphodeline liburnica

Jacob's rod - Asphodeline liburnica

Common Name: Jacob's rod
Genus: Asphodeline
Species: liburnica

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

An easy to grow perennial that has great architectural form. It is perfect for incorporating into gravel gardens or meadow style planting schemes. The narrow bluish-green grass-like foliage forms clumps from which leafy stems arise in early summer bearing dense spikes of pale yellow star-shaped flowers. The overall impression is distictly upright so it is good for adding vertical interest. Natives of Australia, Italy and the eastern Mediterranean where they flourish in sunny dry meadows.

  • Garden care: Avoid overly damp soils especially during the winter.