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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Asparagus genus. These are perennials, scrambling climbers and shrubs, some of which are evergreen.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Asia, Africa, Europe.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

Cultivation

They are grown for their foliage or for food. Fully hardy to frost tender, min 10C. Grow them in partial shade or bright light, but not in direct sun, in any fertile well drained soil. Harvesting may start in late spring and may end in early summer.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and greenfly may be a problem.

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