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Asparagus densiflorus Basket asparagus
Indigenous; 1 - 1,5m
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.Ideal for areas with high rainfall.
Requires regular thorough watering, during dry spells especially.Well-draining soil.Spring mulching with compost.
Propagate from spring-sown seed.
An evergreen with interesting ‘tails’ of coarse foliage.
‘Meyers’ (1m) has bright green, needle-like foliage are borne on long, arching stems.
A. setaceus (1,5m - s/shade) uses its thorns to climb and has sprays of fine foliage.