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Regional Picks: Overlooked Plants – Southern Plains

Fine Gardening - Issue 144

Southern Plains


Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil

If you don’t have room for asparagus in your vegetable garden, plant it, instead, in your perennial garden. I love using the fine-textured foliage of this drought-tolerant edible as a backdrop for summer bloomers. Dramatic, golden yellow fall color finishes the season, and of course, spring always starts with bundles of fresh asparagus for the table.



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