Asparagus retrofractus - Ming Asparagus Fern - 1 Plants - 1 Feet Tall - Ship in 1 Gal Pot
Asparagus retrofractus - Ming Asparagus Fern
1 Feet Tall - Ship in 1 Gal Pot
Asparagus retrofractus (Ming Asparagus Fern) - A large, rangy shrub-like perennial to 6 to 8 feet tall with tuberous roots bearing upright stout silvery-gray colored canes that hold fluffy tufts of threadlike bright green leaves (cladophylls) on delicate intricately-divided side branches that have sharp small spines where they meet the main stem. Small fragrant white flowers appear in spring to early summer and are often followed by small orange round fruits. Plant in full sun to part shade.
For an added benefit, delicate blossoms (of a diminutive nature), appear densely peppered amid the stems in mid-summer, a lovely pristine white amid the green foliage. The blossoms transition to green berries that turn a brilliant red for fall, and offer a tasty treat for your feathered friends.
Foxtail Ferns will grow up to 2 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. It’s an easy perennial to care for and is drought and seaside tolerant. It’s adaptive to a variety of conditions and even deer tend to pass it by.
If you love ferns but would like something that’s unusual, then Foxtail Fern is the fern for you! Gorgeous evergreen color, lush texture and delightful eye-catching form make this an ideal fern for your home. Calculate into its assets the flowers and berries, and you have a fern that is not only stunning but useful to your wildlife as well. Try one today!
* Flowers and berries
* Adaptive to a variety of conditions
* Works well in containers
* Drought tolerant
* Deer tolerant