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Pellaea wrightiana coll. #A2T-073
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Pellaea wrightiana coll. #A2T-073

Wright's Cliff Brake

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Item #: 5704

Zones: 6a to 8b

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

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.

This unique sun fern has been a real star in our rock garden. The 6" stiffly upright fronds are adorned with rigid, glaucous blue-green leaves. P. wrightiana prefers well-drained neutral-to-alkaline soils with only occasional moisture once established. In the wild, P. wrightiana are almost always found at the base of a large rock, where moisture can be found during times of extreme drought. Our offering is from spore collections in Jeff Davis Co., Texas, at 5,000' elevation, growing in andesitic magma igneous rock (see Google). This is not the easiest fern to cultivate and should be reserved for more experienced gardeners who like to experiment.