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.
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.
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.
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.