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Dancer
Apr 24, 2016 7:20 AM CST
When to plant. Central fl.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 24, 2016 7:29 AM CST

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You could plant them now. Here's an article about asparagus care that might help you:

http://garden.org/plantguide/?q=show&id=2106
Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Apr 24, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Hi Dancer - You might want to plant that asparagus fern in a pot, rather than in the ground. It's a Category 1 Invasive in Florida, and if you ever get tired of it, it will be very difficult to eradicate. I have a few in pots, and they're so airy and lovely, but in the ground, they're pretty aggressive.

http://www.fleppc.org/list/2015FLEPPCLIST-LARGEFORMAT-FINAL....
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 24, 2016 7:47 AM CST

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I didn't read the subject line carefully enough, I thought he was asking about asparagus the vegetable, not the asparagus fern. Your answer is the right one, IbisFla - thank you. Smiling
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PeggyC
Apr 24, 2016 5:26 PM CST
From someone who lived in Florida and thought the Asparagus fern was 'so pretty' -- listen to IbisFla ... invasive -- pot it if you must have them ! They are the darndest things to dig up !
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plantmanager
Apr 24, 2016 5:43 PM CST
It is beautiful, but definitely pot it up. Don't plant it in your garden! It has been invasive in my garden in hot Arizona!
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