Asparagus Ming Fern Asparagus Myriocladus is a perennial evergreen plant. Ming Fern Asparagus can be grown from seeds, and the established Asparagus Myriocladus resembles a small pine tree which grows 4 to 5 feet with arching stems that grow in a zigzag pattern. Also called Dill Fern and Asparagus Retrofractus, this popular garden specimen is a fast and large growing shrubby plant with spectacular dark green, cloud like, fine foliage and fragrant, white with 6 petals and yellow stamens, small flowers.
Asparagus Ming Fern is not only an excellent house plant, but it's highly ornamental appearance is appreciated in many garden settings such as hedges, borders, or growing along foundations. This fern asparagus is superb for pots, containers and hanging baskets. North of USDA Zone 9, this plant can be grown in containers that are over wintered indoors. Asparagus Myriocladus seeds are easy to germinate, and once established the robust, fast-growing perennial tolerates drought perfectly preferring to grow in dappled shade and moist, but well-drained soil. Asparagus Ming Fern makes a superb cut flower for floral arrangements.
Height: 48-60 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 9-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 28-56 Days