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Asparagus

Asparagus spp.

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H6-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.2m

40cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Asparagus Overview

Genus of over 200 species of perennial, mostly evergreen, shrubs and climbing plants. It contains the cultivated, edible, vegetable Asparagus officinalis, known as asparagus. Some are grown as ornamental garden plants. Most have spindle-shaped tuberous rootstocks, scale-like leaves, sometimes with straight or curved spines. Pale pink flowers are followed by red, orange or purple berries which are poisonous.

Common problems with Asparagus

How to propagate Asparagus

Seed

Division

In early spring, divide clusters of tubers.

Special features of Asparagus

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Asparagus

Grown for their foliage.

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