Asparagus filicinus is a perennial found in areas such as E. Asia - China, India. A member of the Asparagaceae family, Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don is also known by its common name of Fern Asparagus. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.7 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Loose humus rich soils in forests, 1700 - 2700 metres in the Himalayas[145]. Forests, thickets, shady and moist places along valleys; 1200 - 3000 metres in western China[266]., with LMH soil and SN moisture levels. .

Fern Asparagus is a zone 8 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Fern Asparagus is 1The dried root is antipyretic, antitussive, diuretic, expectorant, stomachic, nervous stimulant and tonic[218].

Asparagus filicinus is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 5 - 6, and which is pollinated by Bees.

The plant has an edibility rating of 2Young shoots - cooked[158, 177]. Used as a vegetable[272].

Cultivation tips: Easily grown in any good garden soil[200]. The plant prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. Plants are hardy to between -10 and -15°c[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 25°c[134]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large
enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer[K]. Division in early spring as . The plant comes into growth.

Young shoots - cooked[158, 177]. Used as a vegetable[272].