Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Asparagus (a-SPARE-uh-gus)
Species: densiflorus (den-see-FLOR-us)
Hardiness: Zones 9-11 (-6.6C or 20F at the coldest)
Sun-partial shade, likes a moist soil and humid air. Water regularly but do not allow water to sit at roots nor overwater.
Growing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), asparagus sprengeri is often grown as a filler with annuals potted for summer display or as a houseplant. Very nice when planted in a hanging basket. Note: some portions of this plant are toxic if ingested. Blooms mid-summer to summer with white or pale white blossoms, though mine has never bloomed.
Propogate from the rootball or from seed. If propogating from the rootball, be aware and careful not to cause damage as roots become entangled. Plant develops nodules resembling small potatoes on the roots. To keep plant in check for maintenance of size, remove from pot, remove nodules and lightly trim roots.
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