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.
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.
Special features:Easy Care, Ornamental Berries
Foliage color:Light Green
Blooms:Spring, producing red berries in fall.
Flower color:White
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 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:
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.