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Pyrrosia polydactyla
@ Duke Gdns, NC

Pyrrosia polydactyla

Five-fingered Taiwanese Tongue Fern

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Item #: 2145

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Taiwan

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


Next crop available: 12/18/2020

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We love this superb species of evergreen tongue fern from Taiwan, via a US National Arboretum expedition (USNA 45507-D). Unlike Pyrrosia lingua, Pyrrosia polydactyla doesn't run, but instead makes a stunning 1' tall x 1' wide textural clump of felty, five-fingered, dark green leaves. Pyrrosia polydactyla is a fern that deserves a very special specimen location in the woodland garden, although it really needs to be sited on a moderate to steep slope to perform its best. In a container, Pyrrosia polydactyla makes a superb and very easy-to-grow houseplant.

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