Asparagus officinalis ‘Precoc D’Argenteuil’ - Perennial vegetable. Full sun to part Prefers full sun, but will tolerate partial shade in really hot weather. shade. 60cms height, 50 cms width.A very old variety, cultivated in France since the 1800’s. .Frost resistant. Grows in most moist well drained soil types. Produces crops for 20-30 years. Once plants begin to crop will produce for about three months every year. An earlier and hardier variety than some other asparagus varieties. Produces purple spears.