Asparagus Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

About This Plant

Part sun/part shade. A mounding and sprawling evergreen perennial with needle-like leaves. Tiny white blooms are followed by small red berries. Not a true fern, it is actually a member of the lily family; “foxtail” fern is in fact the same species, just a different form. Use asparagus fern for a hardy perennial to fill in around more strongly formed plants or planters. It spills out around other plants like sea foam, for a nice effect.

Origins: Southern Africa


None required. Light shaping; may require supplemental watering if planted in sun. Cut back as needed if damaged by freezing temperatures; it will return from the roots.

A faux fern, bright green and drought-tolerant.

Min. Height: 18'

Max Height: 24 inches'

Min. Width: 18'

Max Width: 24 inches'

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