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Plant family: asparagaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the asparagaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Agave americana ssp. protamericana century plant; American aloeperennial (Z8-11) yellow (spring)3' (24' in flower)
Agave difformis century plantperennial (Z8b-11) 18"
Agave lophantha hardy century plantperennial yellow (summer)15"
Agave nickelsiae King Ferdinand century plantperennial (Z7-10) 10"
Agave palmeri century plantperennial (Z7-10) greenish-yellow30"
Agave toumeyana var. bella fairy ring agave; century plantperennial (Z7-9) 12"
Agave x salmiana 'Mr. Ripple' perennial (Z8-10) 5'
Anthericum ramosum branched St Bernard's lilyperennial (Z5) white (summer)24-36"
Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' foxtail fernperennial (Z8-11) white (summer)18-24"
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' asparagus fern, emerald fernperennial (Z9-11) white2-3'
Barnardia japonica squillperennial (Z6-9) blue (late summer-fall)15"
Bloomeria crocea golden starsperennial (Z6/7-10) yellow (spring)8-20"
Brodiaea elegans elegant cluster-lilyperennial purple-blue (spring-summer)20"
Chlorophytum saundersiae shooting star lilyperennial (Z8-10) white/yellow (summer)12-24"
Cordyline fruticosa ti plantwoody perennial (Z10-12) white9-15'
Dasylirion leiophyllum 'Guadalupe' smooth-leaved sotol, desert candleperennial (Z7-10) 48"
Dasylirion wheeleri sotol; desert spoonperennial (Z8-11) cream36"
Dichelostemma capitatum blue dicksperennial purple-blue (spring)30"
Dipcadi serotinum perennial tan-green (spring)
Dipcadi viride tender perennial greenish-white (summer)8"
Echeandia chandleri 'Sierra Chiquita' shooting star lily, Chandler's craglilyperennial (Z8-9) yellow (fall)48"
Echeandia texensis 'Loma del Potrero Cercado' Texas crag lilyperennial (Z8-10) yellow (fall)5'
Fessia greilhuberi perennial blue (fall)10"
Fessia hohenackeri perennial lilac
Hesperoyucca whipplei chaparral yuccaperennial (Z8b) cream24"
Leopoldia weissii perennial bulb purple
Manfreda virginica false aloe; Virginia agaveperennial (Z6-9) yellow-green (late summer)3-6'
Mangave perennial
Massonia jasminiflora perennial bulb white3"
Nolina texana bear grass, sacahuistaperennial white - creamy pink (spring-summer)to 30"
Polianthes tuberosa tuberoseperennial (Z7-10) white or pink (late summer)24-36"
Rohdea japonica Japanese sacred lilyperennial (Z6-10) 12"
Sansevieria concinna snake plantperennial
Scilla 'Unknown species' perennial blue
Yucca brevifolia Joshua treeperennial (Z6-10) white (spring)15-30'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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