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Pyrrossia sheareri

Shearer's Felt Fern

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Features

  • Height0.75m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourDark green, rust, beige, silver

Description

Pyrrossia sheareri (Shearer's Felt Fern). This fern has evergreen, strap-shaped leathery leaves, which are dark green and felted. The undersides of the mature leaves are pale beige to rust coloured and the young fronds have silver-green undersides. Similar to the Hart's Tongue Fern in shape but with extra colours on the reverse of the foliage and without the prominent sori.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fern

Origin

Taiwan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Tissue culture.

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