Asparagus Fern SprengeriAsparagus Fern Sprengeri is probably the most popular type of asparagus fern. Sprengri has arching branches covered with fine, light green needle-like foliage. The various Asparagus “ferns” are not true ferns, but are members of the lily family, Liliaceae.

Size: #4, #10 Bskt

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 14″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant Asparagus Fern Sprengeri in part sun to full shade.

Outstanding Features: Excellent accent plant.

Tips: Use caution when planting Asparagus Ferns in fancy or expensive containers. The heavy roots have the capability to break even the best pots.  Asparagus ferns also have stickers so watch out!

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Accent Plant, Indoor


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2 Responses to “Asparagus Fern Sprengeri”

  • linda bedre:

    What is the zone for Sprengeri fern? I live at 7500′ alt. and the winter temp. can go to 8-10º. It is in a container and very large. I think that the branches will die back but will the roots survive?

    Thanks, Linda

  • jason:


    Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’ ferns are hardy to Zone 9 (20-30 Degrees F), but we are located in Zone 7 (0-10 Degrees F)and have seen them survive our winters. If your fern is in a container under a covered porch and next to your house, there is a good chance that it could survive.

    You are correct about the foliage. All of it will die back. Keeping the soil moist through the winter will increase the chances of it living. Spregeri roots are tough and have been known to crack or break pottery pots.

    Thanks for stopping by our website. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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