General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Asparagus Fern
Also sold as:
  • Springerii

Photo Gallery
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-11

Date: 2011-02-10

Date: October 15, 2011
Location: My greenhouse
Date: 2023-02-24

Date: 2023-09-17
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-11-07
Happy outside in 12" pot for 2 years in dappled sun.
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-02-14
Location: Summeville, SC
Extreme closup of tiny fern flower
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-09-10
A couple of weeks old.

Date: 2011-06-22
 Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-08-26
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-5-11

Date: 2023-09-17
Location: Houston area
Date: 2016-05-27
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-02-14
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2015-02-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: 2019-10-16

Date: 2023-02-24
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-09-25
Two weeks old

Date: 2019-09-05
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Date: 2014-08-23
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-08-29
Ripe berries on the right and seed on the left.

Date: September 17, 2011
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-03-27
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-09-01
2 yrs. after severe winter dieback on 20 y.o. specimen.
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 10-12-12
Volunteers from berries falling from potted plant.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-07-13
Location: DFW, Texas (zone 8)
Date: 2016-04-14
In the bathroom- tolerates shade
Location: Barcelona, Spain |April, 2023 (uploaded. This image is much older)
Date: 2023-04-03

Date: September 14, 2011

Date: September 14, 2011

Date: September 14, 2011

Date: 2018-01-22

Date: 2014-08-23
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2014-03-05
Enter Asparagus Fern. Exit native flora. Highly invasive.
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Location: Sirem CZ my garden
Date: 4000-09-22
Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri'
Location: Houston area
Date: 2016-05-27
Location: South Georgia, USA
Date: 2017-08-20
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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 2:15 PM concerning plant:
    Asparagus Fern is a rapidly growing evergreen plant with arching, cascading branches of needlelike leaves. It forms large clumps that attain heights of @ 3 feet and widths to 4 feet. The plant looks soft and fernlike, but there are thorns present on the branches. It produces tiny white blooms followed by small red berries that attract birds.

    Asparagus Fern has become invasive in Central and South Florida, disrupting native plants. It grows in my yard in full sun, as well as in full shade, and it is extremely drought tolerant.
  • Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:39 PM concerning plant:
    Asparagus fern is a great background plant, or one that provides a focal point. It is a perennial in Kentucky, coming up from roots in early spring.
Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On September 2, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Plant did great over a very hot Phoenix summer, sending out new growth regularly. Has quadrupled in size since it was planted.
tiffwestlund On May 23, 2021 Potted up
tiffwestlund On May 17, 2021 Obtained plant
latsonmandy6 On December 13, 2021 Obtained plant
Mandy Rae Gibson Latson. MRGL*
MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Potted up
Potted up some of the baby plants.
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