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Pyrrosia

Pyrrosia (Tongue Fern)

Pyrrosia ferns are stellar performers in warm temperate climates, especially if planted on a slope. Like most garden ferns, Pyrrosias prefer partial sun, a rich, well-amended soil, and average moisture. Read More

More Information About Pyrrosia

Pyrrosia is a genus of mostly evergreen, slowly rhizomatous Asian epiphytic ferns that adapt quite well to container culture. Pyrrosia is a very un-fern-like fern due to its strap-shaped leaves. The many foliage variations of Pyrrosia lingua are highly prized as collector's items in Japan. Some of these unusual Pyrrosia have lobed fronds while others have ruffled or variegated fronds.

Pyrrosia ferns are stellar performers in warm temperate climates, especially if planted on a slope. Like most garden ferns, Pyrrosias prefer partial sun, a rich, well-amended soil, and average moisture. Some pyrrosia will spread on short, stiff rhizomes, while other species form a small tight clump. The tongue-shaped fronds of pyrrosia ferns are deer-resistant and are great accents in the garden. They pair well with acorus, ophiopogon, carex, corydalis, and Solomon's seal to name a few. When you are ready to buy a pyrrosia for your shade perennial garden or a hanging basket, check out our online list of pyrrosia for sale.