Herb latin name: Asparagus verticillatus


Family: Asparagaceae



Edible parts of Asparagus verticillatus:

Young shoots - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
4 m
(13 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Woody margins, scrub, stony places and shores.

Propagation of Asparagus verticillatus:

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:

Woody margins, scrub, stony places and shores.

Medicinal use of Asparagus verticillatus:

None known

Known hazards of Asparagus verticillatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.