Asparagus Meyers

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Asparagus meyers an evergreen perennial is also known as fox tail asparagus fern. It 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
container.

Asparagus Fern may be propagated by seeds and by division of the tubers.

Pests and Diseases
Other than mites, none of major concern.

Item Listings

Botanical Name Asparagus densiflorus Meyers
Family Liliaceae
Genus Asparagus
Species densiflorus
Common Name ‘Myers’ Asparagus Fern
Cultivar Meyers
Height 1 to 2 feet
Hardiness 9B through 11

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