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PlantFiles: Regal Fern, Climbing Asparagus Fern, Orange Fruited Asparagus Fern, African Asparagus
Asparagus africanus

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asparagus (a-SPARE-uh-gus) (Info)
Species: africanus (af-ri-KAHN-us) (Info)

Synonym:Asparagus asiaticus
Synonym:Protasparagus africanus

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers
Ferns

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Oct 24, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant that is native to Africa.

Note: It is a noxious weed in parts of Australia where it smothers out other vegetation.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Valdosta, Georgia
Austin, Texas



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