EPPO Global Database

Asparagus aethiopicus(ASPAE)

Code created in: 2014-08-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ASPAE
  • Preferred name: Asparagus aethiopicus
  • Authority: Linnaeus


South Africa. Widely cultivated as a house plant. Previously considered to be included with A. densiflorus in the species A. sprengeri. Since the latter was recognized to be potentially invasive, a distinction has been determined between A. aethiopicus, which is potentially invasive, and A. densiflorus, which is not and is therefore more suitable for cultivation. The true current identity of ‘Sprenger’s Asparagus’ is the cultivar Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’.

Common names
Name Language
Sprenger's asparagus English
Sprengers Zierspargel German
asperge de Sprenger French
szparag Sprengera Polish
esparreguera de jardi Catalan