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Asphodeline

Asphodeline (Asphodel)

Asphodeline is known for its tall spikes of sweetly fragrant flowers that appear in late spring and early summer. Asphodeline is easy to grow, tolerating ordinary garden soil and any sunny or part shade location.

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Asphodeline is a genus of perennial plants from Southern Europe and the Middle East known for its tall spikes of sweetly fragrant flowers that appear in late spring and early summer. Asphodeline is easy to grow, tolerating ordinary garden soil and any sunny or part shade location. For those of you troubled by rabbits, Asphodeline is known to be quite rabbit resistant. Being wind resistant and tolerant of salt conditions, Asphodeline makes a great plant for a coastal garden too.

In Greece, Asphodeline is a popular culinary plant. The fleshy roots are roasted and eaten like potatoes, the young shoots are boiled and the sweet-tasting flowers are eaten fresh in salads.

The ancient greek author Homer wrote of Asphodeline in the Odyssey, saying that dead souls of ordinary people were directed to the section of Hades called the Asphodel meadows instead of the Elysian fields where the great souls went or Tartarus, were the evil souls went. From this literary source comes one of the common names, Flower of the Dead. When you're ready to buy Asphodeline for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of Asphodeline for sale.