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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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Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern

Asparagus asparagoides

Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Asparagus asparagoides has shiny green leaf-like structures (phylloclades) which are flattened stems rather than true leaves.



Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern
Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern


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Asparagus densiflorus, Protasparagus densiflorus, Emerald Asparagus Fern, Fox Tail

Asparagus densiflorus, Protasparagus densiflorus

Emerald Asparagus Fern, Fox Tail
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrant

Asparagus densiflorus is a scrambling, slightly woody plant with upright or trailing branches up to 1 m long. The best known forms belong to the so-called emerald ferns of the Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' group. These plants form large cushions with long, arching stems more or less densely covered with dark green, needle-like leaves. The plants of this group can be used as groundcovers in shade as well as in full sun, or in large containers or hanging baskets. The cultivars 'Cwebe' and 'Myersii' form more upright plants, particularly 'Myersii', which looks very different, with its compact cat's tail-like fronds. Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' looks best when grown in shade or semi-shade. Asparagus densiflorus flowers are small, most often white or pale pink and are very sweetly scented. The flowering of the plants can be rather erratic, with the plants having a good flowering year on average only once every three years. The small flowers are followed by showy bright red berries, which each have one large black seed in them. The berries are attractive to birds and may be spread by them. Asparagus densiflorus grows in most soils and is fairly drought tolerant, but does much better in soil which is rich in organic matter and is watered regularly. To rejuvenate the plants, they can be cut back after flowering. The plants have extensive root systems with fairly large tubers, which are used in nature to provide food during long periods of drought in summer. They can be readily propagated by separating the tubers in fairly large clumps, or by sowing the seed in spring or early summer. The seed should be removed from the fleshy berries, placed in a suitable sowing medium in a warm spot or with bottom heating of about 80F and kept moist.





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Asparagus falcatus, Sicklethorn

Asparagus falcatus

Sicklethorn
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spiny

Asparagus falcatus is an evergreen climbing shrub, up to 7 m high. The roots of this plant form swollen tubers that resemble sweet potatoes.





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Asparagus juniperoides, Asparagus

Asparagus juniperoides

Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditions

Asparagus juniperoides, Asparagus


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Asparagus laricinus, Protasparagus laricinus, Asparagus angolensis, Cluster-leaf Asparagus, Bergkatbos

Asparagus laricinus, Protasparagus laricinus, Asparagus angolensis

Cluster-leaf Asparagus, Bergkatbos
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spiny

Asparagus laricinus, Protasparagus laricinus, Asparagus angolensis, Cluster-leaf Asparagus, Bergkatbos
Asparagus laricinus, Protasparagus laricinus, Asparagus angolensis, Cluster-leaf Asparagus, Bergkatbos
Asparagus laricinus, Protasparagus laricinus, Asparagus angolensis, Cluster-leaf Asparagus, Bergkatbos


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Asparagus officinalis, Garden Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis

Garden Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Vine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Asparagus officinalis has been used from very early times as a vegetable and medicine, owing to its delicate flavour and diuretic properties.





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Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern

Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus

Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

It thrives best in a light or semi-shaded spot, likes regular watering and its roots are strong enough to break through a container - so remember to re-pot in good time!



Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern
Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern


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Asparagus simulans, Asparagus madagascariensis, Asparagus rusciformis

Asparagus simulans, Asparagus madagascariensis, Asparagus rusciformis

Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water


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Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern

Asparagus umbellatus

Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: Macaronesian islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern
Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern


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