One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Asphodelus damascena flowering in its second year
I bought this from Mike Bordelon at the Beltsville Garden Club Sale last year. It seemed happy in the island bed by the street in Adelphi. Sandy soil and dry make some sense I guess for a Syrian/Turkish/Lebanese native. The silver/gray basal foliage is nice too. Mike grows modest numbers of a variety of interesting, uncommon, or just very nice perennials and offers them twice a year at the BGC sales. There's another sale this Saturdayat 8:00 am at High Point High School (on Powder Mill Road west of I-95).