Foxtail fern is an asparagus, not a true fern. Over 100
species of asparagus are native to Europe, Africa and Asia. The
genus includes the edible asparagus. The foxtail fern is native to southern Africa. It makes a clump eighteen to twenty-four inches
tall. Small leaves make a dense cylinder of foliage on upright and arching
stems. Small white flowers are produced among the leaves on mature plants.
See plants on the west side of building 1.
Herbaceous plant to twelve to eighteen inches tall.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: drought tolerant once established
Soil: well-drained, wide pH tolerance, no special requirements
the foxtail fern makes a hardy small specimen that can be grouped as a
groundcover. Despite its delicate appearance, this is a rugged landscape plant
that thrives in well-drained sites.
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