Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Pteris cretica var. cretica 'Marianna'
Common Ribbon Fern
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Item #: 5747
Zones: 7b to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Pteris cretica has a very wide range (mostly Asian), but has naturalized on the Gulf coast from Florida west to Louisiana. Our plants were originally encountered in the Florida Panhandle, just north of Marianna, Florida. Here it has naturalized to grow beside the native Needle Palms in a very undisturbed area. We now have spore-grown plants from this population and are making those available for folks who want to grow or study the differences between this and other populations. In appearance, they seem identical to other forms. We are still conducting hardiness trials on this form, but most Panhandle plants have hardiness that usually reaches Zone 6 or 7.