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More Information About Hypolepis

The genus Hypolepis is a group of 40-50 fern species distributed primarily in the tropics and in temperate parts of the southern hemisphere. The name hypolepis is derived from the Greek for "under scale" which is a reference to the spore producing sori under the margin of the frond. A few hypolepis species will grow in temperate gardens and, due to their typically large arching fronds, make attractive garden ferns. Ferns in the genus Hypolepis have a spreading habit and work well as groundcover plants or foundation plantings. This stoloniferous habit also means that you will have plenty of Hypolepis divisions to share with friends.

Like most garden ferns, Hypolepis prefers partial shade, and rich, well-drained, consistently moist, woodland soils. Hypolepis looks great when planted with larger woodland plants such as amorphophallus, tricyrtis and ligularia. And as a bonus, these ferns are deer-resistant. You can believe the hype with hypolepis.

Plant Delights Nursery has a huge collection of over 1,000 ferns planted in our garden. We also have one of the largest and most esoteric selections of garden ferns for sale in the US. If you are looking to buy ferns, especially a rare, cold hardy, garden fern, Plant Delights should be your first stop. Providing beauty and texture to the garden, ferns are great garden plants and are a staple of any well-designed garden. When you are ready to buy hypolepis for your garden, check out our online offering of hypolepis for sale.