Foxtail Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'

SKU
00315
This unusual perennial adds textural contrast to beds and borders. Long, upright, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red ornamental berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions; use in containers and overwinter indoors in cold winter regions.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, 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
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
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.

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