Foxtail Fern – Asparagus Densiflorus “Myers”
The Foxtail Fern provides exotic-looking ground coverage in warm climates. This member of the asparagus family, native to costal South Africa, grows in a 1- to 3-foot tall mound of long stems covered in small, delicate foliage. The Foxtail Fern develops tiny white flowers on the insides of the stems in summer, which turn to ornamental red berries in the fall. The Foxtail Fern is popular as ground cover, but it also can be potted as an indoor or outdoor plant. A perennial evergreen in zones 9 through 11, the Foxtail Fern might go dormant in cold weather, but will regenerate as long as temperatures remain above 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy the Foxtail Fern in colder climates by using as a potted patio plant in the summer, and winter the plant indoors. The Foxtail Fern prefers partial shade; it will survive in full shade or full sun, but the color of the foliage may be affected.
- The Foxtail Fern is an exotic-looking member of the asparagus family, known for its mound of spear-like stems covered in delicate foliage.
- Plant features tiny white flowers clustered along the stem in spring, which turn to summertime green berries and decorative red berries in winter.
- Foxtail Fern is perennial in zones 9 through 11 and can winter indoors as a potted plant in colder zones.
- Low-maintenance plant prefers partial shade and requires minimal watering, grows 1 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.
- Foxtail Fern ships ready to plant in a 1-quart pot.