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Asparagus officinalis 'Dariana'


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Key information

Plant type


Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads



Skill level


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Plant details

Asparagus does not need traditional wide raised beds, nor is it the luxury crop often assumed. The plants have very decorative ferny foliage and may be grown in single rows in the kitchen garden, or even in groups in a flower border. Crowns can be bought for planting and will start cropping well 1-2 years later, or plants can be raised from seed. 'Dariana' is a high yielding F1 hybrid which is produces straight, high quality spears of superb flavour.

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Asparagus

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Dariana

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

Flowering period: August to August

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I went on to this page to find out what needs to be done with my new plants that have shoots on them.I planted them at easter and I have small shoots (6") do I cut them off or leave them to grow? will they die down for winter ? should I enjoy the fern or can I enjoy the fern or will this being left on make the plants weaker? thanks

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