Asparagus Foxtail Fern Asparagus Densiflorus Meyeri is an evergreen, branching perennial that belongs to the Lily family. Foxtail Fern Asparagus can be grown from seeds, and this ornamental plant has fine, needle-like, bright-green foliage and produces small, fragrant white flowers that attract honey bees. Asparagus blooms for several weeks in summer in fall, and the flowers are followed by red berries during the fall season. Despite its name, this plant is not a fern, and it is not edible.
Asparagus Foxtail Fern is great for growing as an accent plant, and it makes a wonderful foliage plant for hanging baskets, containers or pots. This Asparagus can be grown as a ground cover or low maintenance houseplant. Asparagus Densiflorus Meyeri is drought resistant, and it is hardy in designated zones, so even the occasional frost does not damage the plant. The highly ornamental Asparagus Fern is an excellent filler for floral arrangements.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 9-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing
Germination Time: 21-35 Days