Asparagus densiflorus Green Ripple

  • Exposure:Full sun to shade
  • Dimensions: 30 x 50cm
  • Hardiness: Semi Frost Hardy

This low-growing cultivar of the popular South African family is a compact, bushy ground cover with dark green foliage. A. densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’ has stems up to a metre long, densely covered in fine, needle-like leaves, and small, honey-scented, white flowers that turn to miniature tomatolike berries. Excellent for flower arranging and hanging baskets.

‘Cwebe’ is compact and lowgrowing with purple-brown new growth. ‘Myersi’ has needle-like, mid-green foliage up to 500mm long, with white flowers in summer, followed by red berries; it is very ornamental. A. densiflorus is a good tub subject for the shady patio.

It grows in sun or shade, but is inclined to become more yellow-green and smaller in the sun.

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