This large genus not only includes the edible asparagus, Asparagus
officinalis, but also up to 300 other perennial species, including
vines, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Asparagus Setaceus(asparagus fern) is a well known and commonly
grown species with tall slender,tough,climbing stems.
Well known to florist who cut the branches to mix it with flowers.
The whole plant is dark green with tiny needle like cladophylls and
the stems may reach 2 mtr(4 ft) in length with many side branches
wich are held horizontally so that the plant has a layered
The long twining stems can be cut to keep them short and this will
cause many more side branches to develop.
Propagation is from seeds or dividing..