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Pteridophyllum racemosum
Common Name: Pteridophyllum Family: Pteridophyllaceae (The Pteridophyllum Family)

Pteridophyllum racemosum
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This is not a deer fern. It's a poppy. Or a buttercup. They're not sure yet. This strange and rare woodland perennial is endemic to the mountains of Japan. The evergreen foliage looks like a clumping fern until the 10 inch scapes of white flowers bloom in summer. Rock garden or trough plant for well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Best in cool summer areas and shaded conditions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Mountainous forests and woodlands.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-7  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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