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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'

Other names

Plume asparagus, Foxtail fern, Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus 'Myers', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'

Genus

Miltonia Miltonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Myersii' _ 'Myersii' is a tender, compact, tuberous, evergreen perennial with upright to arching stems bearing smaller, leaf-like, bright green stems. Racemes of insignificant, white flowers in summer are followed by bright red fruit.


Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Tortrix moth Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Tortrix moth

General care

Pruning

Little to no pruning desired.

Propagation

Sow seed at 16C in early spring or autumn. Divide tubers in early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light, shaded from hot sun. Can be moved outdoors in summer. In growth, feed monthly & water freely. In frost-free areas, grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in part shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii'

Other names

Plume asparagus, Foxtail fern, Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus 'Myers', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'

Genus

Miltonia Miltonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Myersii' _ 'Myersii' is a tender, compact, tuberous, evergreen perennial with upright to arching stems bearing smaller, leaf-like, bright green stems. Racemes of insignificant, white flowers in summer are followed by bright red fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Mealybugs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Tortrix moth

General care

Pruning

Little to no pruning desired.

Propagation

Sow seed at 16C in early spring or autumn. Divide tubers in early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright, filtered light, shaded from hot sun. Can be moved outdoors in summer. In growth, feed monthly & water freely. In frost-free areas, grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in part shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orchidophilus spp.

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest of orchids spreading in trade. Currently absent from the UK and unlikely to establish outdoors. Could cause severe damage to hosts growing in protected cultivation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Common pest name

Rice leaf nematode; Strawberry crimp disease nematode; White tip nematode; White tip nematode of rice

Scientific pest name

Aphelenchoides besseyi

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Damaging nematode affecting rice crops and strawberry production in warmer climates; could potentially present a threat to strawberry production and ornamental production in protected environments. But modern production practices seem to reduce likelihood of impacts. Pest is also regulated at EU level; which reduces likelihood of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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