Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Mark A. Miller
King's spear is a unique herbaceous perennial in the lily family native around the Mediterranean basin. The fragrant star-shaped blooms of golden-yellow appear on tall, cylindrical spikes in late spring to summer. These flowerspikes are contrasted by blue-green, grass-like spirals of foliage. After blooming, the fragrant flowers transform into interesting, green, fruitball-pods later in summer to fall.
King's spear prefers full or partial sun and any average, well-drained soil. These plants are also very suitable for maritime climates. Plant for added height and floral wispiness in mixed perennial borders.
9 - 6
6 - 9
H1, H2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m (4)
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (2)
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Southern Europe, Mediterranean, Northern Africa
Spring, Summer, Fall
Alpine, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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