Herb latin name: Asparagus maritimus


Family: Asparagaceae



Edible parts of Asparagus maritimus:

Young shoots. No more details are given but it is likely that they are cooked and used like asparagus.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy soils, mainly near the coast.

Propagation of Asparagus maritimus:

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 25C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy soils, mainly near the coast.

Medicinal use of Asparagus maritimus:

None known

Known hazards of Asparagus maritimus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.