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Asparagus densiflorus Sprengeri

Despite its name, Asparagus Fern is not actually a fern, but it is in the same family as the vegetable (Asparagus officinalis). The term “fern” is a bit misleading because unlike true ferns, which spreads by spores, the Asparagus Fern spreads by seed. It has soft, needle-like leaves and a mounding, semi-trailing growth habit. Keep the plant in shape by trimming back long stems and pruning any dead stems at the base. Please be careful of the small thorns that run along the stems. Asparagus Ferns prefer part sun to bright indirect sunny locations. Yellow foliage indicate not enough sunlight, while brown leaves indicate too much direct or intense sun.  This low-maintenance, lush plant is a perfect accent plant in outdoor mixed combinations, window boxes, hanging baskets, and as an indoor plant. Please note, Asparagus Ferns are toxic to dogs and cats.

Bloom TimeConstant foliage interest all summer until first frost.
HabitMounding, semi-trailing
Height24-36" (61-91 cm)
Width24-36" (61-91 cm)
Companion PlantCompatible with all Tried & True varieties. Excellent as a foliage accent.
WateringKeep soil evenly moist. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering.
FeedingFeed intermittently with balanced plant food.
PlantingWell-drained soil in partial sun. Best to avoid direct and intense sunlight in summer.