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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'
Fox Tail Fern

foxtail fernThe fox tail fern is not a fern, but in the lily family. It is closely related to the asparagus that we eat. Getting beyond that, it is a delightful bedding plant; a variety of the asparagus fern. It gets its name from its arching foxtail-like fronds.

It likes bright light, but away from the hot sun. Water it freely from spring through autumn and apply a balanced fertilizer monthly.

Zones: 9 to 11. In our yard it has survived nicely some nights below freezing in the winter. Where it is not hardy you can grow it in a hanging pot.

Propagation is by seed or divide the clusters of tubers in early spring.