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Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’

Emerald fern

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.7m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.55m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-ish white
  • Leaf ColourLight green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ (Emerald fern). Evergreen, erect perennial. Has spikes of tight, feathery clusters of leaf-like stems and pinkish-white flowers in summer, followed by red berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fern-like

Origin

S.Africa

Interest and use

Can be used in a terraria.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Divide in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and greenfly may be a problem.

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