Phlebodium pseudaureum (Blue Rabbit’s Foot Fern)

Polypodiaceae

The chalky blue fronds of this fern always garner attention in the woodland garden.   Though naturally growing as an epiphyte on trees or on rocks, we have been successful growing it terrestrially, but care is needed to ensure the thick rhizome remains on top of well-draining soil as it will rot if buried.  The foliage will die back in our winters but as long as rhizome is kept dry and insulated by a covering of leaf mulch, it will replenish its robust foliage in spring.   It can also be mounted like an orchid or grown in a hanging basket.

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Details

Zones
8b-10
Attributes
Evergreen, Dies to ground in zone 8b
Height
12"-18"
Culture
Shade
Origin
Mexico
Available for local pick-up