"Orlando's fathers had ridden in fields of asphodel, and stony fields, and fields watered by strange rivers, and they had struck many heads of many colours off many shoulders", Woolf, Virginia. Orlando
Much asked about when in flower in our Dry Garden, this is a southern European plant which grows in pine woods, olive groves and heavily grazed land from south west Spain to Greece. Sometimes evergreen it is generally dormant during the two hottest months. This asphodel makes 120cm tall branching spikes carrying hundreds of white stars and is in flower for a good eight weeks during spring. Sun or light shade.