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Purple Passion Asparagus
Asparagus 'Purple Passion'
Asparagus 'Purple Passion' in spring
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Feathery blue-green foliage, fat, succulent, rich purple spears at harvest, a high producing variety; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and manufacture food for a better crop, cut back in spring; fusarium resistant, enrich soil with compost
Purple Passion Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid to late spring. The stems have a pleasant taste.
The stems are most often used in the following ways:
Planting & Growing
Purple Passion Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.