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Polypodium vulgare

Polypody

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  • Polypodium vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Polypodium vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

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

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Africa & E.Asia

Interest and use

Ground cover, under shrubs, rocky banks.

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  • Polypodium vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Polypodium vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • 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

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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