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Asparagus plumosus

Asparagus fern

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Features

  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Asparagus plumosus (Asparagus fern). This species is a twining climber with feathery foliage it will produce clusters of deep green stems. The flowers are single with tiny white blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia, Africa, Europe.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • 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

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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