Okay, it’s not a fern but they are commonly called asparagus ferns due to their often fern like appearances. Myersii is a compact perennial with erect to arching stems that are covered in numerous fine leaves giving a plume like effect, it’s truly a beautiful foliage plant especially when it has formed a large clump. Insignificant, tiny white flowers can sometimes be produced and are followed by red berries. The berries really stand out against the green fronds.
When grown under heated glass the foliage is evergreen but will be knocked back by very heavy frosts if growing outside. If given a thick winter mulch, a very well drained soil and planted directly in the ground we have been having considerable success with overwintering these outside down in the South of England and they are often in leaf right up to mid winter. In fact, during the 2018/ 2019 winter our trial plants stayed in leaf outside right the way through despite short spells at -6c. Our own personal experimental plant has now recovered from several winters outdoors with new shoots appearing from the tuberous rootstock in late May. If the ground does not actually freeze and is not waterlogged they seem to get through the average UK winter with ease. Coastal gardens will be a good place to experiment. Plant in a moist but well drained soil in part shade.
If growing indoors give it a bright spot but out of direct midday summer sun and plant in a well drained loamy, sandy potting compost. Water freely during the summer months. In winter reduce watering keeping the compost just moist. Feed monthly with a standard balanced liquid fertiliser between April and September. Do not feed in winter. Maximum height and spread is around 50cm.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.
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