Asparagus maritimus is a perennial found in areas such as S. Europe - Mediterranean. A member of the Asparagaceae family, Asparagus maritimus (L.)Mill does not go by a known (to us) common name. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.6 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Sandy soils, mainly near the coast[50]., with LM soil and N moisture levels. .

The plant is a zone hardy plant that has no known (to us) medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of the plant is 0.

Asparagus maritimus is a non flowering plant which is pollinated by .

The plant has an edibility rating of 1Young shoots[177]. No more details are given but it is likely that they are cooked and used like asparagus[K].

Cultivation tips: We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Easily grown in any good garden soil[200]. The plant prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. 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[177]. No more details are given but it is likely that they are cooked and used like asparagus[K].