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Asparagus aethiopicus, Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Sprenger's Asparagus
Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri'

Asparagus aethiopicus

Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Sprenger's Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Vine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Asparagus aethiopicus has been confused with Asparagus densiflorus, now regarded as a separate species, so that information about A. aethiopicus will often be found under the name A. densiflorus.

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