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Soil Type: Fertile/moist/well-drained, Poor/dry, Sharply-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Hardiness Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
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Originating from Temperate regions of N. Hemisphere to Tropcal mountain regions
A very pretty little evergreen or semi-evergreen fern with dark green fronds made up of glossy dark brown/black stalks with small, pinnate, square tipped pinnae (leaflets).
It spreads by creeping, underground rhizomes. It is to be found on every continent except Antarctica.
This is good fern for a rock garden where it will happily grow in crevices or on poor, rubbly soil or a shady woodland border.
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