Growing Meyerii Asparagus Fern Foliage Seeds
- Taxonomy: Asparagus densiflorus
- Other Names: Foxtail Fern, Plume Asparagus
- Seed Type: Annual (Perennial to zones 9 – 11)
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Meyerii Asparagus Fern is popularly sown both indoors as well as outdoors, and can be kept perennially indoors. Seeds can be sown directly just after the frost or, for earliest starts, begin indoors 4 – 6 weeks prior. Germination can be slow and will occur in 21 – 35 days with full lighting.
- Days to Plant Maturity: 105 – 119 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 12
- Seed Planting Depth: Lightly press without covering 3 – 4 seeds into soil
- Plant Spacing: 36”
- Growth Habit: 12 – 36” tall bushy shrub with a 36 – 48” spread of dense and soft "foxtail-like" stalks
- Soil Preference: Organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained
- Light Preference: Partial shade
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Meyerii Asparagus Fern is a vigorous and low-maintenance grow, tolerating a wide range of climates and conditions. Plants are not susceptible to many diseases or insects, but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites.
- Plant Color: Soft feathered greens
Asparagus densiflorus, or more commonly known as Meyerii or Foxtail, is native to the southern regions of Africa, but has since been naturalized throughout the world in many similar climates. The specific name densiflorus quite literally is a reference to the plant's dense and heavily overgrown nature. Meyerii (foxtail) Asparagus Fern seeds.