About Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyeri’ (Foxtail Fern)
This South African native plant is known as Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyeri’. Just as its common name describes, Foxtail Fern, this variety features foliage closely resembling a fox’s bushy tail. Its long upright stems begin just below the soil surface and are filled with light green needle-like leaves. As an evergreen perennial, this plant reaches an average mature landscape size of 2′ tall by 4′ wide and is hardy to temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Tiny white flowers emerge midway through the summer season and are followed by green berries that turn red as they ripen.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyeri’ in an area that receives full to partial sunlight using well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to encourage quick establishment, then reduce frequency. As an easy care plant, this fern doesn’t require any pruning and can tolerate occasional dry spells.
Landscape design ideas
Foxtail Fern looks best when planted in multiples throughout a planting bed or along a pathway. For a dramatic look, plant this fern in containers at each corner of patio, pool or grass area.