Asparagus densiflorus Sprengeri - Asparagus fern - emerald fern - 5 seeds
The flowers of Asparagus densiflorus Sprengeri, called asparagus fern, are small, usually white or pale pink and smell very sweet. The flowers are somewhat obscured by the foliage. Asparagus densiflorus blooms about two weeks during the summer, both in South Africa as well as in the northern hemisphere. From the small flowers then develop conspicuous bright red berries, each harboring a black seed. The berries are attractive to birds and spread by them. The name of the genus Asparagus comes from the Greek for asparagos cultivated asparagus. The name refers to the densiflorus way the small flowers are arranged in densely packed along the stem of the plant. The plants have an extensive root system with relatively large tubers used in nature in order to survive long periods of drought in the summer. They can be propagated easily by separating the tubers, or by sowing the seeds. The seed should be placed in compost in a warm place at about 25 ° C and keep constantly moist.