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Asparagus scandens

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Asparagus scandens. This species is a scrambling climber. The foliage is fern-like in whorls of lance-shaped light green leaves. The flowers are small white-pink blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S, Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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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