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Anemia tomentosa
Common Name: Hairy Flowering Fern Family: Anemiaceae (The flowering fern Family)

Anemia tomentosa
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The Hairy flowering fern is unusual in bearing two types of fronds, the sterile and fertile. The fertile and sterile fronds look similar, except the fertile fronds produce long, alien, antennae-like 'flower' stalks from spring to fall that are home to the developing spores. Plant it in a dry pocket in Zone 8 (with protection). They are most often seen growing amongst rock and rubble, this giving them the drainage they need. They respond well to a good watering in the summer as they are coming into growth.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Lightly shaded limestone outcrops.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom Time 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Average Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hosta "'Diamonds are Forever'"
Hosta "'Guacamole'"

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