Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')

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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 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 2:15 PM

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.

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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:39 PM

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.

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