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Asparagus officinalis

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asparagus (a-SPARE-uh-gus) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RosinaBloom On Feb 16, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

Asparagus officinalis - grown worldwide as an economically important crop particularly in North and South America, China and Europe - is a vegetable with medicinal properties, with ornamental foliage which has been cultivated and harvested from the wild for thousands of years. The yellow male and yellow/green female bell shaped flowers are borne on separate plants.

Neutral frostweed On Dec 1, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Asparagus, Wild Asparagus, Asparagus Fern Asparagus officinalis is Naturalized in Texas and other States.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Durand, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Prospect, Kentucky
Jonesville, Virginia



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