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Pellaea falcata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
peh-LEE-ah fal-KAH-tah
Description

Partial shade to shade; moist soil; drought tolerant

Erect fishbone habit; variable form- large coarse dull green fronds to compact and shiny green

Fronds:

Erect fishbone habit; sickle shaped pinnae; rhachis and stipe are covered with fine scales; tends to lose some of its pinnae and become leggy; variable form- large coarse dull green fronds to compact and shiny green.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pellaea
    Species:
    falcata
    Family:
    Pteridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heavy shade, Deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a, 13b, 13a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits. This plants reproduces via spores.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    sickle shaped pinnae; rhachis and stipe are covered with fine scales; tends to lose some of its pinnae and become leggy;
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade