Plants: Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' - Asparagus Fern

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Asparagus Fern

Form: mounding, spreading or trailing clump with delicate appearance Seasonality: evergreen perennial Size: 12-24in, spread to 3ft; rapid growth Leaves: delicate needlelike leaves, ferny; tiny thorns present despite soft appearance of plant; foliage is bright green or yellow green Flowers: small waxy white flowers scattered throughout plant; not conspicuous; sporadic blooming Fruit: small red berries, 1/4in in diameter Stems/Trunks: green branches, arching or cascading appearance; sprawls Range/Origin: S. Africa Hardiness: frozen to ground at 24°F; recovers quickly; better in locations protected from frost

· good in containers, especially hanging pots
· houseplant
· informal groundcover
· tropical effect
· best near living and traffic areas

· Exposure: part sun or part shade; takes reflected light (but not reflected heat)
· Water: moderate; once per week or per two weeks
· Soil: prepared, amended
· Propagation: seed or division; roots develop fleshy nodules
· Maintenance: low; removal of frost damage foliage; okay to mow to ground to control size, but not in heat of summer, can be difficult to remove litter if planted in a location where leaf drop accumulates
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