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Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

asparagus fern

Long, arching stems densely covered with short, needle-like leaflets give this plant a delicate appearance. It has a cascading habit that makes it perfect for use in a hanging basket.

  • »  Long, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves
  • »  Dense fern-like foliage which forms an arching mound that matures to 1-3’ tall.
  • »  Can be used in the landscape as a border plant or ground cover.

Interesting Notes

Asparagus fern is not a fern, actually, but is a member of the asparagus family.  Primarily used in the landscape for its attractive, fine-textured foliage.  Performs well in hanging baskets.

Growing and Maintenance Tips for asparagus fern

Keep your asparagus fern where it'll get filtered light. Water regularly, but take care not to overwater.  Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced plant fertilizer.  Trim off old stems in the spring to make room for, and promote, new growth.

Additional Information
Height 18-24 in
Spread 2-3 ft
Spacing 2-4 ft
Hardiness Zone 9-11
Foliage Color Green
Detailed Description for Asparagus 'Sprengeri'

This ornamental asparagus is an evergreen perennial with outward-sprawling fibrous and tuberous roots from which rise numerous semi-stiff arching stems to 24” long covered with needle-like green leaves up to to 1” long.  Produces small round fragrant white flowers which bloom in late spring to early summer. Flowers are followed by small red berries which mature in the Fall.