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Polypodium pseudoaureum
Common Name: Virginia Blue Fern Family: Polypodiaceae (The Polypody Family)

Polypodium pseudoaureum
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This unique fern is blue in colour (green in the winter) and has mitt shaped fronds that are deeply lobed. It can reach 12 inches tall with evergreen leaves. Will brighten up a shady area in the garden or in a container. Hardy to zone 8, this species is still a bit of an adventure -- we are unaware of anyone trying this in BC so far. Let us know if you have. Makes a good houseplant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Wet forests and second growth. Epiphytic and sometimes terrestrial. Sea level to 2500m.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom Time 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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