Asparagus setaceus is a scrambling perennial herb with tough green stems. The leaves make a fine, soft green fern-like foliage. It is native to Southern Africa and is grown elsewhere as an ornamental plant. Originally described by the German botanist Carl Sigismund Kunth, its specific name is derived from the Latin saeta "hair" or "bristle", hence "hairy".
The asparagus fern is a medium length stem: 50-60 cm. A finecut is made up of 25 stems.