Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington') in the Asparagus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: To 6 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red seeds on female plants.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees


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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Octoberfall color with fruit/seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: N. Illinois, zone 5bDate: 4 April 2014
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Location: MinnesotaDate: 2016-10-163 year old plant
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Location: MinnesotaDate: 2016-10-16
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2017-08-17
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Posted by curtsheirlooms (West Plains MO - Zone 7a) on Apr 18, 2013 1:58 PM

Started a bunch of Mary Washington, indoors, from seed. It has really done well. Great germination rate and an easy keeper so far. Just set the plants outside, seem to be doing great.

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Posted by vic (North Carolina) on Jan 5, 2014 4:04 AM

Mary Washington is resistant to asparagus rust.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Dec 7, 2013 4:13 PM

The most popular variety in American gardens, with long green spears and a great taste.

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Plant Events from our members
sprinkles On October 1, 2017 Winterized
Weeded and mulched
sprinkles On March 10, 2015 Obtained plant
iheartmrf On May 5, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased three plants at Linden Nursery for 9.50 each. Each plant has two 3-4 feet long stalks with ethereal foliage, looks very healthy.
cgdking1 On March 10, 2019 Obtained plant
Weston Garden, Root Form, Potted
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