winter impact on foxtail ferns

gary widger asked 12 years ago

I have two large foxtail ferns out in my garden for last two years. They appear to have died in the frost / snow. They have shed their needles and arms are now brown and brittle.Will they reshoot or are they gone.Was it mistake to plant them outside?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Foxtail fern is not really a fern … it is Asparagus ‘Myersii’, a house plant and not hardy outdoors in Ireland. It is surprising that it was not killed inthe first winter.

It is possible that it will sprout again if the frost did not penetrate too deeply, but unlikely.