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Anemia tomentosa 'Tucuman'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Anemia tomentosa 'Tucuman'

Hairy Flowering Fern

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Item #: 5559

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Argentina

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.



Ferns do the strangest things and anemias are near the top of the strange fern list. This Argentine native makes a delightful small clump to 8" tall x 1' wide. In nature, we saw Anemia tomentosa growing both in well-drained soils and in rock cracks in the Catamarca Province of northern Argentina. The fertile and sterile fronds look similar, except the fertile fronds produce long, alien, antennae-like "flower" stalks from spring to fall that are home to the developing spores.