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Foxtail Fern

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Foxtail Fern

Foxtail asparagus ferns have an unusual, symmetrical look. These fern-like plants have arching plumes of tightly packed, needle-like leaves that look soft and delicate. Foxtail fern plants bloom with white flowers and produce red berries. The plants appear fragile and may cause gardeners to shy away from them, expecting difficult and extensive care of foxtail fern.

Don’t let the appearance deceive you, however. In reality, foxtail ferns are tough and hardy specimens, flourishing with limited care. Foxtail fern plants are drought-resistant once established. Learning how to take care of a foxtail fern is far from difficult.

  • Unique foliage
  • Easy To Grow
  • Low maintenance
  • Salt spray tolerant
  • Perfect for shady beds



          Easy To Grow

          Low Maintenance

          Great For Mass Plantings

          Good For Containers

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            Ideal position:

            Part sun

            3 to 6 hours morning sun best


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            Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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            Healthy Temperatures:

            Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

            Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11

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            Growth Outlook:

            Height : 28" - 36" 

            Wide: Up To 36"

            Growth Rate: Slow

            Plant Spacing:  24 - 36" apart

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            Pet Friendly - No

            Toxicity:  Not safe for pets according to the ASPCA, this plant may be toxic to pets if accidentally ingested

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            Suitable Landscapes

            Take advantage of this attractive plant for many of your gardening needs. Bottlebrush-like plumes of foxtail fern plants are versatile; useful in the perennial border alongside other flowering plants, in outdoor containers, and as houseplants for winter months.

            Foxtail ferns have a moderate salt tolerance, so include them in your seaside plantings when a finely textured plant is desired in USDA Zones 9-11. In colder zones, grow the plant as an annual or in a container to bring inside for the winter.

            Foxtail plumes are also useful as greenery in cut flower arrangements, lasting for two to three weeks before the foliage yellows.

            This plant has many different planting or landscaping options, including:

            • Container planting
            • Ground cover
            • Large areas
            • Alpine gardens
            • Coastal/saltwater gardens
            • Edging or borders
            • Mass planting

            How to Care for These Flowers

            While you already know that these flowers are suitable for ground cover, they’re also a perennial that will come back year after year, and they work just as well in hanging pots or containers. They’re also perfect for rock gardens, as they will cascade attractively and cover bare spaces between stones. When hung in a pot, the tendrils and flowers will hang down over the pot’s sides with a pleasing effect.

            Plant spacing

            Spacing: Plant 24 - 36" apart