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Microlepia strigosa
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Microlepia strigosa

Rigid Lace Fern

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Item #: 8251

Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, India, Japan

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

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(aka: Dennstaedtia strigosa) Imagine a non-rampant, hay-scented fern and you've got Microlepia strigosa. This Japanese native (Kyushu, Shikoku, and also surrounding islands) makes a wide-spreading clump of 3' long arching leaves. Above 10 degrees F, the foliage stays evergreen but below that, it is tardily deciduous.