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Polypodium pseudoaureum


Virginia blue fern (Polypodium pseudoaureum) offers amazing bluish green foliage for mild climates or container culture. Great as a houseplant in cold climates.

The unique Virginia Blue fern (Polypodium pseudoaureum) is silvery blue in colour (green in the winter) with mitt shaped fronds that are deeply lobed and travels on little rabbit feet. It can reach 12 inches tall with evergreen leaves. Will brighten up a shady area in the garden or in a container. Hardy to zone 8, this species is still a bit of an adventure -- we are unaware of anyone trying this in BC so far. Let us know if you have. Also makes a good houseplant.

Common Name: Virginia Blue Fern

Family: Polypodiaceae (The Polypody Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

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Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wet forests and second growth. Epiphytic and sometimes terrestrial. Sea level to 2500m.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Americas - Central and South America

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