Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyeri’

(Foxtail Fern)

By November 29, 2022
Group of green Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri', Foxtail Fern, green foliage

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.

Botanical Name: Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri'

Common Name: Foxtail Fern

Average Landscape Size: 2' x 4'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: White

Berry Color: Green

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 & 5 gallon

Special Features: Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Light Frost,