Herb latin name: Asparagus tenuifolius

Family: Asparagaceae

Edible parts of Asparagus tenuifolius:

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

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)


Habitat of the herb:

Groves and scrub.

Propagation of Asparagus tenuifolius:

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:

Groves and scrub.

Medicinal use of Asparagus tenuifolius:

None known

Known hazards of Asparagus tenuifolius:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.