Mary Washington’ Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington'

Mary Washington’ asparagus is one of the older and most common asparagus varieties, producing a high yield of tender spears once established.

Water: Water regularly, but do not overwater

Hardiness: Not frost tender, but disappears in Winter

Habit: 36 to 48" tall and 2' wide

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Asparagus grows best in rich loamy garden soil with good drainage. When planting, incorporate 4" of organic humus into the native soil. Asparagus can grow in the same bed for decades without cultivating the soil annually.

Origin: Siberia to Southern Africa

Mary Washington’ Asparagus