Asparagus Meyeri - Plant
Description for Asparagus Meyeri
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.
It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, and is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Asparagus meyeri, Foxtail Ferns, Cat s Tail, Bunny Tails, Cwebe and 'Meyersii, Tail Asparagus, Shatavari||White||Seasonal bloomer||Up to 3.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Asparagus is planted in the spring season. It is propagated by root suckers or seeds. The soil is prepared well digging up to 15 cm depth. The field is divided into conveniently sized plots and laid out into ridges at 60 cm apart. Well-developed root suckers are planted on the ridges.
|Partial shade||well drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degree C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Asparagus Meyeri
- Asparagus needs regular watering, especially while young.
- Asparagus is a heavy feeder and fertilizer should be applied in mid-spring when they are actively growing.
- The plants will need to be cut in spring each year before new growth starts.
Typical uses of Asparagus Meyeri
Special features: Attractive foliage
Ornamental use: It is used as an ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: Asparagus good for heart health, in regulating blood sugar, Anti-aging benefits, lowering the risk of type-2 diabetes, skin health, preventing kidney stones, good for pregnant women, digestive health, reduces the risk of getting cancer.