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Myersii Foxtail Fern Asparagus densiflorus

  • Sun or Shade
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 18" - 3'
Spread: 18" - 3'
Height: 46cm - 91cm
Spread: 46cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    18 - 36 Inches
    12 - 18 Inches
    18 - 36 Inches
    46cm - 91cm
    30cm - 46cm
    46cm - 91cm


    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 Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 36 Inches 46cm - 91cm
    12 - 18 Inches 30cm - 46cm
    18 - 36 Inches 46cm - 91cm
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright Green
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light 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: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
    Water Category: 
    Uses 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.

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