Asparagus Fern


These plants can be grown outdoors year round. Plants perform best in organically rich, consistently moist, but well drained soils. Avoid direct sun which may cause the leaves to yellow. In full shade the foliage may turn a lighter green. Plants may die to the ground in light freezes, but roots remain hardy to about 20-25 degrees. The asparagus fern is easily grown as a houseplant or placed in containers.

Common Name: Asparagus Fern

Type: Herbaceous Perennial

Family: Asparagaceae

Native Range: Temperate Southern Africa

Zone: 9-11

Height: 2.00-3.00 ft

Spread: 3.00-4.00 ft

Bloom Time: Seasonal bloomer

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Naturalize

Flower: Fragrant, insignificant

Leaf: Evergreen

Fruit: Showy

Other: Thorns

Tolerate: Drought