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Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Broad Beech Fern

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Item #: 1777

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy:

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

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


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(syn: Thelypteris hexagonoptera) This NC native fern is one of the best, most distinctive, and easiest to grow of the eastern US natives. The triangular-shaped fronds of Phegopteris hexagonoptera are held atop sturdy thin black stems. Typically found in rich woodlands from Canada south to Texas and east to Florida, the deciduous broad beech fern adapts well to virtually any partially shaded woodland garden...moist or relatively dry. The slowly spreading rhizomatous broad beech fern makes a large 3' wide deer-resistant clump in just a few years.