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Purple Passion Asparagus

Asparagus 'Purple Passion'

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Purple Passion Asparagus (Asparagus 'Purple Passion') at Town And Country Gardens

Purple Passion Asparagus in spring

Purple Passion Asparagus in spring

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Purple Passion Asparagus (Asparagus 'Purple Passion') at Town And Country Gardens

Purple Passion Asparagus

Purple Passion Asparagus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

Thick, tender spears are a beautiful deep burgundy-purple, and they are more tender, mild, and sweet than other varieties; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns; cut back in spring; fusarium resistant, enrich soil with compost

Edible Qualities

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:

  • Cooking

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.

 
 
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Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.