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asparagus fern

n.
Any of various evergreen plants of the genus Asparagus having a fernlike appearance and small whitish flowers, and often cultivated as a houseplant.
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Noun1.asparagus fern - a fernlike plant native to South Africaasparagus fern - a fernlike plant native to South Africa
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Asparagus - large genus of Old World perennial herbs with erect or spreading or climbing stems and small scalelike leaves and inconspicuous flowers; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae
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asparagus fern

nSpargelkraut nt, → Asparagus m
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In autumn the asparagus ferns are cut to ground level as soon as they turn yellow but not until the second year after planting.
Once the spring harvest is over, asparagus ferns quickly grow and canopy the paths between the rows, making it difficult to see and remove even the annual weeds, some of which get pretty big in a well-fertilized organic asparagus patch.
The asparagus ferns turn yellow as they die down and need to be cut off at ground level to make space for next year's crop.
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As asparagus ferns change colour cut them back to ground level.
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Wendy and her greenhouse team may present the season's micro red mustard or delicate asparagus ferns and roots.
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