'Myerii' Foxtail Fern Asparagus densiflorus
FeaturesCan I COME HOME with you?
This weird and wonderful fern is exploding with personality! Foxtail fern looks just like it sounds, though it’s not a true fern at all. Bushy, tubular-shaped fronds are densely packed with bright green, needle-like leaves and extend in all directions from a dense crown. They weave their way in and out of other plants in container recipes, but also look fabulous planted on their own in containers and in the landscape. Tiny white flowers appear occasionally among the pointy leaves where short spines are also hiding. This deer and rabbit resistant, tender evergreen fern will overwinter in the warmest climates but is most commonly grown as an annual for container plantings.Adaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 36 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Bright GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:11a, 11b, 12a, 12bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Commonly used as a foliage component in combination recipes.Maintenance Notes:
This easy care plant needs and prefers bright light, but does not like direct midday sun. Morning and evening sun will usually be tolerated. They are versatile when it comes to soil, as long as the soil is well drained.
This plant can easily be overwatered, do not kill it with kindness by watering too much. It can be grown outdoors or inside as a houseplant.