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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Asparagus is an unusual plant that is primarily cultivated for its tender young shoots in the spring. When mature, it has large ferny foliage that is pale green.

    Latin Name

    Asparagus officinalis


    Family

    Asparagaceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Rabbit

  • Colors


    Native Range

    North and South America


    History

    George Washington was growing asparagus in his south garden in 1785.


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