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Polypodium virginianum

Rock polypody

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Polypodium virginianum (Rock polypody). This species is an evergreen fern. The creeping rhizomes produce glossy green deeply incised, leathery fronds they will grow about 38cm tall.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fern

Other common names

American wall fern, Polypody

Origin

E. Asia, N. America

Interest and use

Grown for its sculptural fronds.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow easily in any moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade. You can propagate by division or by sowing spores.

Propagation

Division in spring or by spores in late summer.

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