A picture of a Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus densiflorus

Also known as

Emerald Fern, Basket Asparagus

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' by Traumrune (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

9a-11b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

15cm

80cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Asparagus Fern Overview

Asparagus densiflorus is an extremely versatile perennial, evergreen plant that can be used as a groundcover or container plant in full sun or light shade. Although there are many striking and beautiful South African Asparagus species, most of them have horrendously large or sharp spines. A. densiflorus has only very small, hardly noticeable spines and is an excellent garden plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Common problems with Asparagus Fern

How to propagate Asparagus Fern

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features of Asparagus Fern

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Asparagus Fern

Can be used in a terraria.