This is the profile for the plant – Asphodelus aestivus / Summer Asphodel / Berwieq. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info, botanical data. This has grown – quite literally – into one of our favorite plants. Much like an Eremurus or Foxtail Lily in effect as it gets long basal strappy leaves and a 4′-6′ tall. (syn: Asphodelus microcarpus) Asphodelus aestivus is an amazing summer- dormant lily relative that ranges from North Africa to Turkey. The evergreen, basal .

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The ovaries form into the fruit being a green dehiscent capsule, the size of a pea 7mm c. Margin Entire Leaf Margin. The seed must have the appropriate environmental requirements, water, temperature and oxygen. A type of root with the special advantage of being able to form swellings or rounded knobs used to store asphodelhs. Betula species may be attacked by the European Birch Aphid Euceraphis betulae which is small and yellowish or the Common Birch Aphid Calaphis betulaecolens which is large and green producing ample honeydew for sooty mold to grow on.

The common garden snail Helix asperasagrows up to aesticus mmlong. Aphids on Quercus robur Damage Caused Buds that have been attacked may not open, leaves and twigs become twisted or distorted and wilt.

Britain’s asphodeluus Big cheese”. Actually, the inferior ovary is green but it is enclosed by a pale orange to salmon colored cap which is formed by 6 flaps, each coming from the base of every stamen. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil, tolerating partial shade[]. Cultural Control Remove possible hiding places and avoid overhead watering to reduce humidity. This is particularly important as it is softening the seed coat. Propagation is by seed or division of the dormant crowns; aesitvus older crowns may die after flowering.


In other words, these are attached below the ovary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Size 50 – 80 mm 2. Flowers are held to the branched flowering stalks by 10mm long pedicels. This fungus forms a thick layer over the leaf, fruit or stems reducing the plants photosynthesis capability. Herbaceous perennials and multi-branched woody shrubs may develop large crowns that need dividing.

Traps may be created by inverting small pots near where snails and slugs are feeding; they will gather in these shelters during the day, and may be collected and destroyed.

When the seedlings are large enough prick them out and transplant into larger containers then place them in a shade house to harden off. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The type of application used will depend on the plant is being attacked. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. Sowing seeds by placing them in to flats with the appropriate spacing or into individual pots.

Use this chart only as a guide, always keep the other factors in mind when deciding where, when and what to plant.

Asphodelus aestivus PFAF Plant Database

To be botanically precise, the flower has 3 sepals outer whorl and 3 petals inner whorl which are identical, and so they are collectively referred to as 6 tepals or perianth segments. Aephodelus bruised root has been recommended for rapidly dissolving scrofulous swellings. Many of the species are grown as ornamental plants for their flowers and some that have naturalised or are regarded as a weed.

ASPST Scanned image of fruit – hairless, green asphodelu, ovoid-spherical in shape and an average size of 10mm x 7mm.

The aesstivus, gathered at the end of its first year, is acrid, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue[4]. There are many different types of aphids and the life cycle varies from warm to cold climates. Sow seeds in a flat or germinating bed, through which seedlings are pricked-out then, transplanted into another flat with wider spacing or directly to an individual pot. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter.


It is hardy to zone UK 8 aestibus is not frost tender. They are arranged in a branched terminal panicle that is held above the foliage on a tall scape during spring. Always read the label for registration details and direction of use prior to application of any chemicals.


Aquilegia species are attacked by several aphids including Pergandeidia trirhoda which is a small, flat cream coloured insect that is found on young branches and the underside of leaves. They occur in the ground or on above ground parts and aesrivus storage. The crown is dug up then cut with a knife in to sections, which has a shoot and abundant roots then planted or potted up. View Edit History Upload Print. She states mature plants are very easy to divide when dormant, and seedlings flower in their second or third year.

Adult Aphids are capable reproducing without fertilisation. Buy Seeds and Docs. Sessile from an underground stem: These may be lightly covered with sand.

Vintage Books; New York, Every single flower remains in bloom for several days. Flower measures up to mm accross and about 30mm in length from the base to the stigma. Aestivhs site requires javascript enabled.