Agave attenuata is an excellent specimen plant for ornamental and landscaping purposes. Unlike other species of Agave, this beautiful Agave does not have sharp teeth or terminal spines on its leaves, instead its leaves are softer and more succulent. A healthy Agave attenuata would usually grow as tall as 4 to 5 feet and produce broad and fresh-green leaves (50-70 cm long and 12-16 cm large) that spread up to 4 feet. Mature plants have stout and curved stem; its common name is Foxtail.

Agave Attenuata, The Foxtail Plant.Agave attenuata is an excellent specimen plant for ornamental and landscaping purposes.The stalk is often drooping with flowers, that is why, the plant is also called Swan’s Neck Agave

Eremurus bungei (Foxtail Lilies) in our garden.

These lily relatives are magnificent in the perennial garden. Give them rich soil and excellent drainage and you will be rewarded with stately flowers for the garden or vase.

10 Reasons to Plant (and How to Propagate) the Foxtail Fern

10 Reasons to Plant (and How to Propagate) the Foxtail Fern

The foxtail fern or the asparagus fern is an evergreen drought resistant plant that needs little care and looks bright green all year long. It is also known as Asparagus Meyeri, asparagus fern or asparagus densiflorus 'myers'.

Foxtail Fern - Monrovia - Foxtail Fern zone 9-11 This unusual evergreen fern adds textural contrast to perennial beds and borders. Long, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red berries in fall

Foxtail Fern/Ponytail Fern - Monrovia - Foxtail Fern zone This unusual evergreen fern adds textural contrast to perennial beds and borders. Long, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red berries in fall

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Foxtail fern (Asparagus meyeri) with purple fan flower (Scaevola aemula 'Outback Purple Fan') groundcover.

Variegated foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’) - An evergreen perennial to 2 feet tall by about 4 feet wide with light green needle-like leaves that clothe upright plum-like stems likened to spears or "rabbit ears." The name for the genus originates from the original Greek word 'asparagos' that was given to the cultivated asparagus. The specific epithet 'densiflorus' refers to the way the small flowers are densely packed along the stem.

Variegated foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’) Hardiness: USDA Zone - That looks fake because is is so different!

Foxtail Agaves are a great low maintenance plant. There are also variegated varieties I would like to mix into the landscape. I see these planted at the base of the main deck and in low traffic areas.   Gardening Gone Wild, 20090326, Agave attenuata

Foxtail Agaves are a great low maintenance plant. There are also variegated varieties I would like to mix into the landscape. I see these planted at the base of the main deck and in low traffic areas. Gardening Gone Wild, Agave attenuata

"Foxtail" asparagus fern.  Not really a fern, but sure  does look like one. This is a great plant for south FL yards (or anywhere in zones 9 to 11).  In colder zones, it must be wintered indoors.  Makes a beautiful, fluffy  container plant.  (Asparagus densiflorus Meyersii)

Foxtail Asparagus Fern - adds great texture for my partial-shade beds For mom's garden

Foxtail Ferns - the perfect SHADE container plant! Springer Ryi in all it's forms is a great shade landscape plant. It  does seed easily. Drought tolerant. Mine toughed out Florida freeze and is growing back.

Foxtail Ferns - the perfect container plant. Miss my foxtail ferns. Should have brought them in during that over-night frost.

Gardener with 25 years experience with the foxtail fern. How to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment. Over a dozen pictures for your viewing pleasure and information.

10 Reasons to Plant (and How to Propagate) the Foxtail Fern

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