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Thelypteris hexagonoptera

Phonetic Spelling
theh-LIP-ter-iss heks-ah-gon-OP-ter-ah
Description

Prefers light shade and moist, humus rich soil but can be found in sunny open areas with dry or semi-moist soil; shallow rhizome; spreads rapidly.

Fronds are produced in rows or loose clusters; blade is dull green, slightly hairy, broadly triangular and tilts backwards; bipinnatified; 12 or more almost opposite pairs of pinna that are tapered at both ends; lowest pair are larger, broader and often point downward; winged rachis; lower surface has fine hairs; thin stipe; fronds have pale yellow fall color

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tolerant#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tolerant#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thelypteris
    Species:
    hexagonoptera
    Family:
    Thelypteridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Rabbits, this plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    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:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Rabbits
    Wet Soil