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Polystichum luctuosum
Common Name: Frosted Rock Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Polystichum luctuosum
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Frosted rock fern resembles Korean rock fern but for the beautiful pewter-washed, grayish patina that adds a lustre to the delicately detailed yet sturdy fronds. Black, papery scales grace the stems. This species hails from the southern tip of Africa but shows good hardiness for temperate gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
Shady ravines, along streams in evergreen or semideciduous forest and in riverine forest.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom Time 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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