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Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)

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Plant description

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asparagus officinalis asparagus

Asparagus is a herbaceous perennial plant that produces edible, delicious shoots. They produce stout stems with feathery foliage that die down in winter. They produce red berries in autumn, but these are poisonous and shouldn't be eaten. Asparagus is native to the west coasts of Europe, and is relatively drought tolerant once established.

Plant in winter in an open well drained position. Prepare the bed thoroughly as asparagus will grow and produce for around twenty years. Feed well with a complete fertiliser throughout the growing season, and mulch well after they die down in winter. Do not harvest after mid-summer to let the plant build itself up again.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Cream
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Winter.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser applied through the growing season.

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