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Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri Compacta'

A very popular, low-growing perennial for use in hanging baskets, in cut flower arrangements, and as a groundcover. Dense, shiny green, needle-like foliage displayed on arching stems is contrasted by bright red, ornamental berries in fall. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions; use in containers and overwinter indoors in cold winter regions.
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9-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationas-PAIR-uh-gus den-sih-FLOH-rus SPRAIN-ger-eye kom-PAK-ta
LoreThough it is called a fern, this plant is not related in any way to that spore-bearing primitive group.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis popular mounding ground cover grows fast, its evergreen branches arching as it spreads. So frequently used that it is often overlooked until its bright red berries appear. Provide rich contrast to its needle-like leaves by planting dark-green, broad-leafed plants adjacent in a small garden. In a hanging basket or container, include a bright flowering plant or one that is taller and straighter to balance the form.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago)

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid harsh, hot afternoon sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates mild drought. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded stems. Tolerates mild frost.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow Indoors in All Zones