Plant of the month. Asparagus Densiflorus ‘Myersii’
Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myersii'
PLANT OF THE MONTH. HORTICULTURE
OE Project Chatswood
Date January 1 2018
Author Outdoor Establishments
Photography Natalie Hunfalvay
The Asparagus Fern punctures the landscape with its bright green foliage and adds texture to any planting palette with its feathering ‘tentacles’. Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ is a clumping species that can span between 600 – 900mm and grow anywhere between 600–800mm in height. Originating from South Africa, the Asparagus Fern prefers a more tropical/subtropical climate within the garden. It looks its best when placed in a full sun – part shade position within the garden. This textural species is a low maintenance option as there is no pruning required. There are many uses for the Asparagus Fern and is most commonly used as a ‘front row’ feature plant due to the effect of the fronds. Whether it is in a planter or set into the garden bed, the versatility of the Asparagus Fern lends itself to enhancing any garden whether it be a rooftop or a large property.
Botanical Name Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’
Common Name Asparagus Fern or Foxtail Fern
Origin South Africa
Mature Size Height 600mm – 800mm Width: 600mm – 900mm
HOT TIP: The Asparagus Fern is a fantastic option for container and pot planting.