Bursting onto the vegetable scene in early spring, the tasty spears of Asparagus will usher in the rest of the growing season! The Purple Passion Asparagus (Asparagus 'Purple Passion') brings a great surprise to the usual Asparagus-green color palette! Producing a heavy crop of smokey purple to nearly blue-green spears of good size! Even showing some traditional Asparagus green on each stem!
Purple Passion Asparagus is the favorite for foodies and connoisseurs alike, the tender texture is not stringy like some varieties of Asparagus can be. Great raw on sandwiches, shredded into slaw and salads, and even delectable juiced! Try it on a charcuterie board, veggie tray, or as stylish hors d'oeuvres.
The cooked spears of Purple Passion Asparagus turn bright green once cooked, but the flavor makes up for it! Still tender and not stringy. Great in pasta and egg dishes, and as an amazing, healthful side dish! Asparagus has a mild, unique flavor that compliments any main course! And health benefits it has in abundance - Fiber, vitamins, and minerals galore! Cold and heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 3 - 10, these are disease, rust and rot-resistant plants!
The big meaty spears are flavorful and mild but are a superfood that are perennial additions to the vegetable and kitchen gardens alike. Companion plants for Asparagus are Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Strawberries, and many different herbs. The fast growth and colonizing nature mean that you'll enjoy more and more spears each year!
Plant in cut flower gardens and among Roses or Perennials as lacy backdrops and frilly filler for vase arrangements! Add the airy foliage of older plants looks great in bouquets or in garden beds and borders as a back-of-the-border airy backdrop. The larger plants even bloom in the summer with whitish-yellow blooms and form little berries in fall (these are not edible but birds may like them). Add the airy foliage of older plants looks great as edible landscaping additions in cut flower bouquets or in garden beds and borders as a back-of-the-border airy backdrop.
Asparagus needs plenty of room to grow and spread underground, so provide a sunny and well-drained plot with fluffy enriched soil. If you have very soggy soil or poor drainage, plant the Asparagus roots in a raised bed to increase drainage. Plant bareroot Asparagus 1-foot apart in rows 4 feet apart, about 6-8 inches deep. Water well and provide moderate moisture once established. Purple Passion has shown great resistance to rust, root and crown rots, as well as fusarium.
Once your Asparagus roots have established sometime after the first full year, when your Asparagus spears emerge, wait for them to reach about a foot in height before cutting these shoots just below the soil surface. Each crown will continue to produce more spears from spring into early summer, so check back often.
The incredibly heat and cold-tolerant Purple Passion Asparagus plant are one of the few perennial garden vegetables available in cold growing zones! Order your plants and bareroot Asparagus today from NatureHills.com and we'll ship as soon as it's prime planting season in your growing zone! Start your Asparagus bed for years of tasty produce to come with quality plants from Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Asparagus 'Purple Passion'|
|Mature Height||16 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||White, Yellow|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|