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Flowers and Grasses

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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asparagus fern is grown as houseplant
Photo 2 of 12This is a Class A non-native invasive in frost-free areas such as Florida, the extreme Southern Gulf Coast and perhaps the West Coast. Do not plant in the landscape in these areas. We used this fern in a container.

Asparagus Fern (2 of 12)

Tender perennial, grown as a houseplant for its fine fern-like foliage and arching stems
Plant in rich, moist but well-drained soil
Plant in light to partial shade
Height: 2-3 feet; Width: 3-4 feet
Annual in zones 2-8
Hardy in USDA zones 9-11:
Zones 2-8: Plant outside or in containers after danger of frost has passed; plant in light shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; water freely during growing season; prune when needed; fertilize monthly while outdoors; bring indoors before first frost.
Zones 9-11: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells; may be invasive.

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