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Asparagus setaceus (plumosus)

Asparagus setaceus (plumosus)
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 Asparagus setaceus (plumosus)Asparagus setaceus (plumosus) 
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Common Name: Lace Fern, Climbing Asparagus, Ferny Asparagus

Plant Family: Asparagaceae

Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C


Once popular as a houseplant, this scrambling climber or trailer makes a mass of very fine foliage for a sunny position indoors, or in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory. The tiny 'leaves' are actually flattened bits of stem, called cladodes. These occasionally drop, so the plant is best grown where these can be swept up easily.


Asparagus ferns make great house plants. 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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Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

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: 9cm or 1 litre
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 2 or 3 litre (occasionally 1.5 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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