There are places in the world that require a nice looking yard during all seasons - I live in one them. In Florida, plants are supposed to bloom and look good year round. While this website is geared more toward tropical and subtropical gardening advice, I will try to address issues relevant to all gardeners during all times of the year. My qualifications? I have a masters of landscape architecture and a passion for solving practical plant issues. Nice to meet you.
Feb 11, 2011
Foxtail Fern Blooms
Foxtail ferns (Protasparagus densiflorus cv. 'Myersii') are fern-like members of the lily family. They are prized for their radiating light green cylindrical foliage that tapers at the end - pretty much like a fox tail. And, yes, foxtail ferns, do bloom. However, these blooms are neither impressive nor consistent. In fact, most plants do not bloom on an annual basis. Foxtail fern blooms consist of small white or light pink inconspicuous flowers. These blooms are small and short-lived. Foxtail ferns bloom only during summer months. Once the flowers fall off, they are replaced by attractive, large red berries, which are a small wildlife favorite.