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Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Licuorice fern

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Features

  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Polypodium glycyrrhiza (Licuorice fern). A terrestrial evergreen fern from North America. Bears lance-shaped, pinnatifid, mid green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fern

Other common names

Polypody

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Grown for its sculptural fronds.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by division or by sowing spores.

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