Division of Marketing and Development
Susan Nardizzi, Director
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner
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.
7 - 10 days
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.
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.