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Asparagus densiflorus 'Foxtail Fern'
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Ships bare-rooted. 8-10 inches in height.

Asparagus densiflorus 'Foxtail Fern'- An evergreen arching perennial that has feathery, needle-like, stems. Foxtail Fern resembles a fluffy fox tail. The Foxtail Fern can grow 2 feet in height and to a width of 4 feet. Makes great fillers in vase arrangements and bridal bouquets. In the summer the plant has small white flowers that are followed by bright red berries. Water requirements: Medium. Light: Part sun.

Ferns are seedless vascular plants that produce spores instead of seeds. Ferns are a very ancient lineage of plants that date back over 400 million years. Today, ferns are used as specimens in atriums, greenhouses, and conservatories and can be found in the smallest apartments to the largest homes. They offer a quiet, graceful beauty by softening landscapes indoors and out. Although ferns lack the bright colors of flowers, they are tremendously diverse in frond size, shape, division, texture, and color. Ferns are especially useful in the shady garden and landscape. When ferns are grown outdoors during summer, they should be located in the cooler areas of the garden, usually in deep shade. Never expose ferns to full sun in summer. Ferns prefer a slightly moist media with good drainage.

Peak Period: Middle Devonian (410 to 360 million years ago) In their prehistoric heyday, ferns dominated landscapes. Many evolved into modern plants, and more than 12,000 species thrive today. From big tree ferns to tiny, wispy strains, they reproduce from spores found beneath their fronds, or leaves.


Name Asparagus densiflorus 'Foxtail Fern'
Common Names Foxtail Fern
Grow Zone 10
Light Conditions Full Shade,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average; do not overwater
PH Level 6.1-6.5
Minimum Height 1 foot
Maximum Height 2 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Summer
Bloom Color White
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Container, Bedding Plant
Scientific Name Asparagus densiflorus myers
Class Liliopsida
Family Lilaceae
Genus Asparagus
Species densiflorus
Cultivar Meyersii
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 10
Grow Zones
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by Brooke
on 3/18/2011
Great Plant
What a great plant! Very cold hardy, easy to grow. If you do not have one, its a must have plant! 
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