Asparagus 'Connover's Colossal' Asparagus officinalis 'Connover's Colossal'

asparagus 'Connover's Colossal'


'Connover's Colossal' is an upright perennial grown for its edible, bright green spears with purple tips from spring to early summer. Once cropping has stopped tall stems develop with airy, feathery foliage

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      asparagus 'Connover's Colossal'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down foliage in autumn, when yellowed, to soil level

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Suggested planting locations and garden types

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed or division

  • insectPests

    Asparagus beetle, slugs and snails may be a nuisance

  • microbeDiseases

    Violet root rots as well as foot and root rots may occur