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Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'

Also known as

Asparagus Fern 'Meyersii', Foxtail Fern 'Meyersii', Asparagus Meyeri Fern, Pume Asparagus

Starr 080607-7080 Asparagus densiflorus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

A photo of Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’ growing in Kirstenbosch.
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii', cylindrical branches covered in short, needle-like leaves.
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii', small, sweetly fragrant flowers borne within the foliage in summer
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii', spherical berries, green maturing to orange-red.

Emerald Fern 'Meyersii' Overview

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii' is a tuberous evergreen fern cultivar with a compact growth habit, growing to around 50cm high. This bright green fern is known for its neat upright growth which resembles a cats or foxes tail, hence the common name Foxtail Fern. It looks particularly lush when planted en-masse but is also useful as a container plant. The graceful arching stems feature feathery needle-like foliage. Tiny white-pink, star-shaped flowers appear in summer, followed by red berries in autumn. The attractive foliage can be used in floral arrangements.

Common problems with Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

How to propagate Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

Division

In Autumn dig up the entire plant. Wash the soil off roots. With sterile secateurs, cut the roots into sections. Each segment can be replanted individually

Seed

Special features of Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

Attracts birds

Birds such as white-eyes, bulbuls, barbets and robins are attracted to the berr

Indoor plant

Can be used as an indoor pot plant

Drought resistant

Can tolerate periods of drought

Pot plant

Very successful pot plant

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Emerald Fern 'Meyersii'

Can be used in a terraria.

Medicinal