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Asparagus densiflorus 'Hardy Sprengeri'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asparagus densiflorus 'Hardy Sprengeri'

Sprenger's Hardy Asparagus Fern

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Item #: 5144

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


For decades we've experimented with plants that weren't supposed to be winter hardy, and one of our favorite groups is the asparagus ferns. We're pleased to share a form of the common hanging basket favorite Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' that has survived for over a decade in our NC garden. Asparagus densiflorus 'Hardy Sprengeri' is a seed strain we grew from wild-collected South African seed via Silverhill Seed. In the garden, Asparagus densiflorus 'Hardy Sprengeri' makes a lovely, textural, green groundcover that forms a 3' wide x 18" tall clump of 2' long, arching stems, each clothed in softly-stiff, green, needle-like foliage. In summer, the small but wonderful fragrant white flowers appear just before the red berries.