Asparagus meyers is also known as fox tail asparagus fern. It is an evergreen perennial which produces bottle brush like shoots which resembles fluffy fox tail.
‘Myers’ Asparagus Fern is a spreading perennial herb that has a fine texture with a stiff, upright habit. The habit
is quite unlike that of the more common ‘Sprengerii’ Fern. This plant grows fairly rapidly and may attain a height of about 2 feet. The true leaves of this fern are scale-like and inconspicuous. The structures that most consider to be the leaves of this plant are actually narrow, light green, leaf-like branchlets called cladophylls. The stems of the Asparagus Fern emerge directly from the ground and are stiffly erect and have very short branches. These stems are a bit woody and are often armed with sharp spines. The flowers are white or pale pink and occur in axillary racemes that are 1/4 inch long; they are not showy. The bright red berries of this herb, however, are quite showy.
The Asparagus Fern may be used as a specimen, border, ground cover, bedding plant, or container plant. It will not cascade over a wall like the ‘Sprengeri’ cultivar because the
habit is upright, but could be used as a small, low-growing unclipped hedge or border. It will make a nice accent plant in a small residential landscape or rock garden. In a sunny
location indoors it maintains a fairly nice plant for several years. Grow this plant in full sun or partial shade, and plant it in well-drained soil. Keep it irrigated regularly, especially in a
Asparagus Meyers Foxtail Asparagus Fern Propagation
Asparagus Fern may be propagated by seeds and by division of the tubers.
Asparagus Meyers Foxtail Asparagus Fern Pests and Diseases
Other than mites, none of major concern.