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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

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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