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Asparagus

Asparagus spp.

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

7a-10b

USDA zone

-18°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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A photo of Asparagus
A photo of Asparagus
A photo of Asparagus
A photo of Asparagus
A photo of 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

Propagation

Seed

Division

In early spring, divide clusters of tubers.

Special Features

Attractive leaves