Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
asparagus fern, emerald fern
Sprays of small white flowers in summer

Common name asparagus fern, emerald fern
Family asparagaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers white
Size 2-3'
Light bright shade

Grown for its feathery foliage. This variety is bushy or trailing, in contrast with the other popularly grown cultivar, 'Myersii', whose upright plume-like habit accounts for its common name 'Foxtail fern'. Both are tender perennials, but appear likely to survive our Houston climate, due to its root hardiness to zone 8. The species is native to South Africa, and can be overly vigorous to the point of invasiveness in favorable climates. Small white flowers, red berries in fall. Be careful when gardening around it – the thorns along the sprawling branches are nearly invisible, but sharp enough to be painful.

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments