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Description: Asplenium rhizophyllum Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 6-9" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
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    Spleenwort Fern - Aspleniaceae

     
     
    The spleenwort fern family encompasses many varieties but each have similar characteristics. Spleenworts prefer rocky soils. In nature, they are found growing in granite, sandstone and limestone crevices. This makes them superb choices for shaded rock gardens. The ferns grow best in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 8, though some varieties can tolerate warmer and colder temperatures. All spleenwort ferns prefer shaded environments and moist, well-draining soils. Since they grow naturally in rock crevices, they do well in slightly acidic soils that are rich and high in humus. The tallest varieties reach heights of 18 to 36 inches, while most reach heights between 5 and 8 inches when mature. The spread of the plant is generally equal to its height. None are flowering and most die back during cold months, though not completely. Spleenwort ferns are valuable in the garden because they provide a flush of green in otherwise dark, shaded areas. They offset flowers and last longer than many annuals, providing your garden with color throughout the growing season. During the winter months, erect fronds provide silhouettes and improve a landscape's presentation. Spleenwort ferns are low-maintenance plants and are available in a range of different hues, from bluish-gray to deep green fronds and some varieties have black stems and variegated patterns. The leaf patterns also differ between types, but all lend your garden a deep texture that other plants rarely provide. Some growers choose to plant ferns along borders with wooded areas, beneath shady trees, along shaded walkways or terraces, or in containers as specimen plants. For specimen plants, choose varieties with distinctive features such as leathery leaves, glossy leaves, intricate net patterns and swooping or arching fronds. These distinctive plants provide visitors with a memorable display, especially when placed in shaded entryways or as focal points in rock gardens.
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    1. Breathtaking

      Grows well and doing good on Mar 31st 2017

    2. Rapidly growing

      It is growing better than my expectations. Now to order more plants for my other dull areas that I have. on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Need more info before I grow again

      Lost my first batch, ordered again, will call customer service before planting so I know more of what I am doing this time. on Mar 29th 2017

    4. Nice plants

      They were packaged well, delivered quickly and are nice overall. Waiting to see growth on Mar 28th 2017

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