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Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri Compacta'

Sprenger Asparagus Fern
  • Plant Type:
  • Fern, Ground Cover, Perennial, Shrub
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Bush
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 1-2' x 3-6'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Weeping, Spreading
  • Native To:
  • Africa
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Special Features:
  • Drought Resistant, Seacoast Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1, #5
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 12-24


Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri Compacta’ can be very nice in containers when a fluffy, cascading base layer is desired.   Take care not to get speared by the thorns, and keep this one away from open ground in areas that keep relatively warm through the winter.  Some folks insist Asparagus ‘Sprengeri Compacta’ can be just as invasive as mint.  In flower boxes, plant this Asparagus with something that grows in an upright form to create visual balance.