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Spleenwort Asplenium bulbiferum

Phonetic Spelling
ass-PLEE-nee-um bulb-EE-fer-um
Description

Mother Spleenwort is a fern native to New Zeland with lacy fronds. 

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#shade tolerant#shade garden#lacy leaves#fern#deer resistant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#shade tolerant#shade garden#lacy leaves#fern#deer resistant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asplenium
    Species:
    bulbiferum
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zeland
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, Heavy Shade
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits. The plant reproduces via spores.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Water Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade