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Foxtail Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'
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POS ID: 119117
This unusual perennial adds textural contrast to beds and borders. Long, upright, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red ornamental berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions; use in containers and overwinter indoors in cold winter regions.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Clumping ground cover
  • Ideal for hanging baskets

Details

This unusual perennial adds textural contrast to beds and borders. Long, upright, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red ornamental berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions; use in containers and overwinter indoors in cold winter regions.

Weight: 5 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 24 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Landscape Uses

Foundation, Groundcover, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent

Features

Attractive Foliage Texture

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid harsh, hot afternoon sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates mild drought. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded stems. Tolerates mild frost.Pruning time: fall

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant will do best if given partial shade to partial sun in your yard.

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Root rot is common with the foxtail fern

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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