Asparagus virgatus (is a frost hardy perennial evergreen plant with white flowers in early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. It has average drought tolerance. This plant has all year round interest. , , )
Grown commercially for its foliage in flower arranging. However, can be invasive so check before buying or planting in your area.
Asparagus virgatus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam, sandy loam, silt loam and silty clay loam soils.
This is a erect plant has an ultimate height of 1m / 3.3ft and spread of 0.6m / 2ft. The vegetative spread rate is fast.
It has green leaves.
Attractive foliage, borders, drought resistant, flower arranging, flowering shrub, under shrubs, waterside and container plant.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is red and black. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include division and seed.
South Africa (N. and E.Cape to KZN, Free State to Limpopo).-7°C / 19.4F to 1m / 3.3ft 0.6m / 2ft
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|Specific epithet ?||virgatus|
|African broom fern (South Africa), Tiki fern (Ireland), Tree fern (Ireland)|
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- People talk about 'cultivars' and 'varieties'. Here is a way to remember the difference: Cultivars are cultivated (artificially crossed and bred by nurseries and breeders) Varieties are wild (they occur naturally in nature).
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