One of the hardier Asparagus Ferns, forming a small bush of needle-like leaves, with small greenish-white flowers in summer. The white flowers are followed by red berries in autumn, although plants are largely grown for their attractive foliage. Plants grow to a height of 60-90cm, and are spineless, making them popular fillers for flower arrangements. These make good outdoor plants for warmer gardens (they can withstand a light frost), and as indoor house plants. The Broom Fern is used as a traditional medicine in Southern Africa.
The Broom Fern grows best and bushiest in bright light and well drained soil, and they will tolerate part shade. Plants are drought tolerant once established.
Pack of 10 seeds. Sow in spring to autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
Caution: The berries are mildly toxic. Plants can be invasive if grown outdoors in Mediterranean climates.
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