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Sprenger's Asparagus Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

Also known as

Foxtail Fern, Asparagus Fern, Plume Asparagus

Asparagus sprengeri by Dinkum (CC0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

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Sprenger's Asparagus Fern Overview

Evergreen perennial in the asparagus family, Asparagaceae with a branching growth habit. This plant produces graceful arching stems and feathery fern-like foliage comprised of needle-like leaves, however it is not a true fern. Tiny white-pink, star-shaped flowers appear in summer, followed by red berries in autumn. The attractive foliage can be used in floral arrangements. Well suited to planting in a hanging arrangement, this plant is a popular garden ornamental in temperate climates and it is also commonly grown indoors as a houseplant. May be invasive due to their vigorous growth, in their native environment they successfully outcompete other species. Keep moist and out of direct sun.

Special features of Sprenger's Asparagus Fern

Attractive leaves

Attractive fern-like feathery foliage.