Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
|Sprays of small white flowers in summer |
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 fern, emerald fern
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border
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August 12, 2018