P. The popular name for several decorative species of asparagus such as A. plumosus and A. sprengeri. The former is an evergreen climber with wiryand fernlike . There is a dwarf form A. nanus which is grown widely for floral . A. sprengeri is a trailing plant which is ideal for hanging baskets, and for pot culture indoors. It has small pinkish-white followed by bright red berries and grows to about 6 ft.
Both species demand a warmwith some shade, plenty of water during summer and ample ventilation. A rich of loam, mould and sand suits them best. Increase by division in March.