Asparagus Fern a-SPARE-uh-gus
Versatile asparagus fern is an attractive herbaceous perennial that is easy to grow, though not actually a fern. The soft texture of this plant’s small needle-like leaves resembles the foliage of asparagus plants. It’s a good choice for adding airy texture to mixed garden beds. It will produce dainty white blossoms followed by red berries that attract birds. You will more often find asparagus fern growing indoors as a dense, bushy houseplant with lace-like foliage that gracefully arches outward. Asparagus fern is grown as an annual or houseplant in most areas of the U.S. as it is not cold-hardy.