How to Grow Asparagus densiflorus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Asparagus fern / Foxtail fern / or Plume asparagus

Plume asparagus

Asparagus densiflorus photograph by sanxiaodevea.

Asparagus densiflorus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus
  • Common Name: Asparagus fern, Plume asparagus, Foxtail fern.
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 48
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading / horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed or division
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Can getglasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs, tortrix moth and scale insects
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Container, In the control of erosion, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Fragrant flowers, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Asparagus
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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