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Phanerophlebia


More Information About Phanerophlebia

Phanerophlebia is a small genus of ferns that are native to the New World tropics and subtropics. Phanerophlebia is a rare genus , both in the wild and in cultivation. The taxonomy of Phanerophlebia is somewhat controversial since the morphological features of phanerophlebia ferns are similar to the Asian genus cyrtomium and the genus polystichum. In the past, some taxonomists have even lumped phanerophlebia species in with one or the other...however, genetic studies have shown that phanerophlebia warrants its own genus designation.

The name phanerophlebia is funny sounding but fairly mundane. It is derived from the Latin for "visible veins", referring to the reticulated veination of the leaves. Phanerophlebia is like most ferns and prefers a part shade site with well-amended, well-drained soil. Some species are evergreen and provide visual interest year round. Phanerophlebia looks great when combined with hosta, pinellia, amorphophallus, or polygonatum. When you're ready to buy phanerophlebia for your woodland garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of phanerophlebia for sale.

Plant Delights Nursery has a huge collection of over 1,000 ferns planted in our garden and we offer one of the largest and most esoteric selections of ferns for sale in the US. If you are looking to buy ferns, especially rare, cold hardy, garden ferns, 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 phanerophlebia for your garden, check out our online offering of phanerophlebia for sale.