- Poly Fern- Setiferum congestion Hardy Planting Zones- 6-8 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 6-12" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
Poly Fern - Polypodium. Polypodium
Poly Fern- Polypodium. Polypodium refers to between 75 and 100 species of true ferns that are found all over the world, including these ferns commonly referred to as terrestrial ferns. The name derives from the Greek terms "poly" meaning many and "poison" meaning little foot, due to the foot like the appearance of the rhizomes and sprawling branches. This species of fern has crawling rhizomes that produce fronds along intervals of the rhizomes. The species range from differences in frond appearance and size, but are an evergreen, lasting from one to two years and growing rhizomes in lengths of 10-80 centimeters or more.
The Poly Fern is a very compact plant that is the perfect choice for any landscape project. It does very well as a bordering or as an edging plant. It even makes for an excellent indoor plant. The Poly Fern looks very lovely in a hanging basket or small pots. The Poly Fern is a compact plant that has very soft and almost feather-like leaves. The Poly Fern is exceptionally hardy and is an evergreen. It adds a refreshing pop of green color wherever it grows and makes a beautiful addition to any home or garden.
Poly ferns can go by many names. It continues to look good throughout the year, unlike smaller ferns. Its leaves are sure to add contrast and vibrancy to other plants in your garden. Best kept in in damp soils. Because this is such a small plant, it is perfect for landscaping in even as an indoor plant. The best part of this plant is it’s excellent for indoor hanging baskets or small pots. They also help with airborne toxins by being like a filter, so it is unique for indoor landscape especially if you have a family member with asthmatic tendencies. When it comes to outdoor landscaping, it is perfect for edges or borders, any shaded flower bed, or even a forest type scene. Since the Poly fern is an evergreen in warmer weather, it keeps the landscape with touches of green in the winter time.