Asparagus retrofractus 'Ming'

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Asparagus retrofractus 'Ming'

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Regular price $7.99
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Basic Care:
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Water when soil is dry
  • Low maintenance

The Ming fern is noticed by its fern-like foliage of needle-like clusters.  The clusters grow up and down the stems and each cluster resembles a pom-pom.  This plant is neither a fern nor vegetable.  It is a poisonous and inedible shrub-like perennial of the lily family which has thorny/spiny branches instead of fronds, propagates by seed instead of spores, and has leaf-like cladophylls (stem extensions) which are not leaves but generally perform the functions of leaves. The tiny, scale-like, actual leaves of this plant appear where each cladode meets the stem. Stems create a zig zag branching structure, hence the common name of zig zag shrub. Small, fragrant, 6-petaled, white flowers in open axillary umbels bloom in spring to early summer. Flowers are often followed by small orange round fruits which mature to black.

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