• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderately upright growth, 2 ft. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring, producing red berries in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:as-PA-rag-us dens-i-FLO-rus
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:12 - 28
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderately upright growth, 2 ft. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Spring, producing red berries in fall.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasThe Pony Tail Fern's stems, with their many soft, needle-like leaves, point upwards in thick, hair-like branches. Truly a unique plant to be used sparingly in a garden. Whimsical in a hanging basket or border. In a perennial border, could be planted behind flowering groundcover. Non-hardy.
    Companion PlantsPlant in a mixed border or container with delicate, cold tender perennials like Gardenia, Fumewort, and Anemone, or contrast the unique foliage shape and size with the flat, colorful foliage of Coral Bells, Foamy Bells and Elephant Ears.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old and faded stems. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Asparagus densiflorus is a perennial herb native to the coastal areas along the southeastern Cape of South Africa. The genus Asparagus was first recorded in 1686. It is considered toxic to domestic cats.