Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

Florida Ferns for Floral Arrangements

Plumosus Fern

Plumosus Fern

Botanical Name

Asparagus setaceus (Liliaceae Family)


16-24 inch long climber with lacy, rich green needle-like branchlets. The feathery foliage is horizontally aligned on a thin, wiry stem.

Seasonal Availabilty


Vase Life

7 - 10 days

Purchasing Hints

Foliage should appear shiny and free of yellow or brown coloring. Avoid dehydrated products.

Care and Handling

Remove bundle ties and slant cut 1 inch from stems base. Shake foliage lightly to reshape after shipping. Place stems in 2-3 inch deep water. Mist foliage and store in a cooler at 36 degrees F.

Design Tips

Soft and feathery foliage is perfect to decorate wedding cakes. Use long pieces as cascading focal points in large designs. Excellent for garlands, weddings and funeral work. Popular in Victorian themes.

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