Growing Asparagus Fern Sprengeri Flower Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri
- Other Names: Sprenger’s asparagus fern, Asparagus aethiopicus
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Both
- Days to Maturity:
- Hardiness Zone: 9 – 11
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 18 – 24"
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Organically rich, well-drained, slightly acidic.
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: They do well in full sun, but can be in part shade.
- Diseases/pests/problems: Not prone to any.
- Color: Green with tiny white flowers that can become pale pink and small red berries, but do not eat them.
It is a good idea to sow the Asparagus Fern flower seeds indoors in the spring and after the frost has passed, plant outdoors. Make sure you have rich soil that is well-drained. Do not cover the seeds with dirt. A liquid all purpose fertilizer will help the growth period every three to four weeks and after it has grown, monthly should be fine. These plants can be in part shade but does well in sun. If the plant begins to get yellow, move into a shadier spot because it might have too much sun. Make sure to water this plant thoroughly allowing the soil to dry out a little between watering, do not allow the soil to dry out completely. If you choose to keep the plant indoors, because these plants quickly outgrow their containers they may need constant repotting. Deadhead when needed.
Non-GMO Asparagus Fern A. Sprengeri seeds. The A. Sprengeri Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus) is actually a member of the lily family and a South African native. A terrific house plant and/or outdoor decorative garden specimen. The A. Sprengeri Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus) has long elegant branches adorned in small pastel flowers and thin, needle-like foliage. The bright green of the foliage acts as a good filler for an outdoor garden. It can even be used as a ground cover in some cases. This asparagus fern is an evergreen perennial in Zones 9-11. In these zones your plant should hold up all year long, perhaps shedding its blooms in the colder months.