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


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.



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


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