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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'
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Common Name: Foxtail Fern

Plant Family: Asparagaceae

Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Planting Style:  Low maintenance indoor plants
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Shady spot indoors/under glass
Sun/ Shade:  Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)


An ornamental asparagus noted for its neat bushy upright growth habit, hence its common name of Foxtail Fern (although it is not actually a fern). Makes a great houseplant. Grow in a loam based compost with added grit for drainage. Place in a well-lit position but protected from hot mid-day sun in summer, feed with a balanced fertiliser monthly in summer.


Asparagus ferns make great houseplants. They are not true ferns they just get their common name from the ferny foliage they have. They are in fact related speices to the edible Asparagus. They don't need too much water and like indirect sunlight

Watering: Water more frequently in summer but allow the compost to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly in winter as they do not like sitting in very wet compost. 
Feeding:  Asparagus do not need a great deal of feeding. Feed monthly in summer with a balanced liquid fertiliser such as liquid Growmore or seaweed extract. Do not feed in winter.
Position: Asparagus need bright natural light but do not need to be in direct sunlight all the time. A position close to or on a windowsill will be fine. You may find a south facing windowsill will be too hot in summer. If plants appear to be suffering move them to a cooler position.
Compost & Potting on:  Use a loam based compost (John Innes No.2) and mix in a little grit for drainage. Potting on can be done if the plant has outgrown the pot and should only be done when the in active growth between Spring and Autumn in the UK. 

Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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