Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop

Asparagus Fern, Sprenger’s Asparagus Fern, Emerald Fern


Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Asparagus

Category: Perennial

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Upright or trailing branches to 3' long. Slightly woody. Small white or pale pink flowers followed by bright red berries. Not a fern but an evergreen perennial. Small spines but not very noticeable. Prefers rich soil and regular water. Plants can be cut back after flowering.

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History: 

Native to South Africa. Published in Bothalia 9: 65 in 1966.

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