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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 28, 2011 8:28 PM CST
This grows wild in my new yard, But what is it?
I think I'll try it in a hanging basket.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 28, 2011 9:00 PM CST
Marti: have you seen any blooms? It sure reminds me of Commelina: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Commelina/
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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 28, 2011 9:27 PM CST
I've never seen any flowers on it, but will keep on eye out for it. I'm going to take a piece of it to the nursery tomorrow and see what they say about it.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 28, 2011 9:32 PM CST

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I think I had that in my garden once and eventually dug it up and got rid of it because it never had blooms. Space is too much of an issue for me to have non-blooming things in my garden. Besides, it started vining up into other plants and pulling them over sideways.
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 28, 2011 9:33 PM CST
Got it ID!! Asparagus asparagoides Hurray!
I'm going to put it in a hanging basket on the porch. It will look great trailing down the side of the porch.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2011 9:50 PM CST
Hurray! What a find Marti. Congratulations. Thumbs up
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 28, 2011 11:27 PM CST
Most consider it a weed, and it is invasive and forms these thick mats of prickly roots. All that aside, it grows a lot on my property and I let it because when it flowers the air is scented with the scent of orris root,or violets. I also love the way it looks...very tenacious, but looks so delicate.
edited to add that I don't know if it will trail down for you. It's natural inclination is to go straight up and it will most likely climb whatever it is hanging from......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 28, 2011 11:30 PM CST
Most consider it a weed, and it is invasive and forms these thick mats of prickly roots. All that aside, it grows a lot on my property and I let it because when it flowers the air is scented with the scent of orris root,or violets. I also love the way it looks...very tenacious, but looks so delicate.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2011 5:19 AM CST
*hint* *hint* There are no photo's in the database yet for Asparagus asparagoides: African Asparagus Fern (Asparagus asparagoides)
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2011 5:24 AM CST
It may be invasive so probably best to dig it from the yard and keep it contained if you plan on keeping it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus_asparagoides

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calr...

http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Asparagu...
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 29, 2011 8:08 AM CST
I have an acre and a half and I'm happy to see it come up wherever it likes. I know what it will smell like there when it flowers..lol.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 29, 2011 9:33 AM CST
I'll try to get a better picture of it. It seems to sprawl so I think I can get it to hang in a basket.

Will be waiting for flowers so I can see what they smell like.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 29, 2011 9:47 AM CST
Flowers are very small, scent wafts in the air.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2011 1:30 PM CST
The scent sounds intriguing.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Oct 29, 2011 3:38 PM CST
I love the scent of asparagus sprengeri in flower also. To me it seems to have rather warm, 'buttery' overtones.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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