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Pyrrosia hastata

Hastate Felt Fern

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Item #: 1633

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China, Japan, Korea

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

We love the evergreen felt fern, but due to the difficulty of propagation, we haven't had enough to offer for nearly two decades. We have grown Pyrrosia hastata in our garden since 1992, during which time it has dropped just below 0 degrees F. Compared to the spreading Pyrrosia lingua, this species is a tight clumper. Our oldest specimen is now 1' tall x 2' wide. From the slowly-expanding clump arise black brown stipes (stems) topped with really neat, three lobed, felty, dark evergreen leaves. If you care to peek underneath, the leaf backs are a wonderful felty brown. In the wild, this species can either grow in loose organic soil or as an epiphyte. In the garden, it prefers rather dry soils.