Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume Asparagus)
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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume Asparagus)

Plume Asparagus 'Myersii', Foxtail Fern 'Myersii', Asparagus Fern 'Myersii', Emerald Fern 'Myersii', Emerald Feather 'Myersii'


Adding a bright note year-round, Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume Asparagus) is a very ornamental, tuberous, evergreen perennial with erect to arching stems densely clothed with delicate, plume-like foliage. Resembling foxtails, The deep green foliage looks great in floral arrangements. Small, inconspicuous, fragrant, white flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. They are followed by few red berries which ripen by fall. Native to eastern Africa and South Africa, Asparagus densiflorus species has been widely introduced globally as an ornamental. It is considered invasive in Australia and parts of the United States including Florida, Hawaii, and southern California. The species can form dense spiny mats, suppressing other ground flora and depleting the soil of nutrients and moisture. Birds eat the berries and help spread the seed to new locations where the seed will often readily sprout. Myersii is more compact than the species and produces fewer berries. It is therefore much less of an invasive threat. This is one of the most popular cultivars.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • In warm areas, it is easily grown outdoors in part shade in organically rich, consistently moist but well drained soils. Tolerates full shade, but the foliage may turn a paler green. Drought tolerant.
  • Indoor plants need bright indirect sunlight, regular watering from spring to autumn, well-drained, peaty potting mixture. Reduce watering over the winter months.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, gravel gardens, Mediterranean gardenscontainers. Easily grown as a houseplant.
  • Generally pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs, tortrix moth and scale insects.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats.
  • No regular pruning required. Pinch back stem tips as needed to promote bushy foliage.
  • Propagate by seed or division.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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