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Polypodium vulgare

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Common Polypody. Distinct native fern often found growing on trees and walls in damp places. Evergreen leathery primitive looking fronds grow from horizontal underground stems. Height 30cm. Gently creeps along with underground rhizomes.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Polypodium vulgare

Common names

Polypody, Common polypody, Adder's fern, Wall fern, Golden maidenhair


Polypodium vulgare (Polypody). This species produces thick, creeping rhizomes. The fronds are evergreen and about 30cm long they are borne on wiry stems.


They will grow easily in any moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade.

Interest and use

Ground cover, under shrubs, rocky banks.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Polypodium vulgare | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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