Asparagus gibbus Bunge
Asparagus glycycarpus Kunth
Asparagus officinalis gracilis Ledeb.
Asparagus tuberculatus Bunge ex Iljin
Asparagus dauricus is an unarmed, erect, herbaceous perennial plant with much-branched stems 30 - 80cm tall growing from a slender rootstock[
The plant has been harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - southeast Siberia, Mongolia, northern China, Korea
Gravelly steppes, stony slopes, rocks and rarely in sandy soils or fallows[
]. Sandy wastelands and arid slopes at elevations from near sea level to 2,200 metres[
Asparagus dauricus experiences very cold winters in the north of its range, where it can be found frowing in hardiness zone 2. It is also found as far south as hardiness zone 8.
We hve no specific information for this plant, but species in this genus are generally easily grown in any good garden soil[
]. Prefers a rich sandy loam[
A dioecious species - both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.
]. No more details are given, they are probably cooked and used like asparagus[
Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 25°c[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer[
Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.