Tony Avent
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:11:27 PST

Although we have long collected asparagus, we fell in love with the genus during our 2005 trip to South Africa.  You can see many of the species that we saw in the wild in our trip diary at…   If you like the genus asparagus, then a trip to South Africa is a must.  Silverhill Nursery offers a very good selection of Asparagus seed.

We are currently growing these in our garden.

Latin Name
Asparagus aff. crassicladus suaveolens
Asparagus africanus
Asparagus africanus x officinalis hybrid PDN #01
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus cochinchinensis A1K-125
Asparagus densiflorus 'Mazeppa'
Asparagus denudatus
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri Graham's Dwarf'
Asparagus falcatus var. tenuifolius
Asparagus microrhaphis
Asparagus officinalis var. pseudoscaber
Asparagus officinalis var. pseudoscaber dwarf
Asparagus officinalis var. pseudoscaber 'Spitzenschleier'
Asparagus plumosus
Asparagus racemosus
Asparagus retrofactus Glen Avon form
Asparagus setaceus A1SA-182
Asparagus sp. A1C-148
Asparagus sp. Cathcart
Asparagus sp. Chollipo
Asparagus sp. Ellington
Asparagus sp. Rhodes
Asparagus sp. T-059
Asparagus striatus
Asparagus suaveolens Penrock form
Asparagus subulatus
Asparagus verticillatus
Asparagus virgatus
Asparagus volubilis

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

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