Foxtail Fern botanically known as Asparagus densiflorus is a native of the Cape of Good Hope area in South Africa. The species name densiflorus, refers to the tiny white flowers which grow densely along the stem of the plant or the dense foliage.
This herbaceous perennial is in the genus Asparagus and a member of the lily family – Liliaceae. Asparagus densiflorus is an ornamental plant and not an edible asparagus. The densiflorus plant can attain a height of 2′ to 3′ feet and a spread of 3′ to 4′ feet. Evergreen needle-like leaves on attractive arching stems and fern-like, but this plant is not actually a true fern. When kept in deep shade, the foliage is very pale green. In partial shade, it is a dark green.