Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'Item #3615 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
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Popular for its hardiness and handsome foliage, this fern makes an excellent groundcover or border edging in shady locations. Stiff, erect dark green shiny fronds of holly-like leaflets with coarsely fringed margins. Adds great texture to container plantings. Evergreen in mild winter climates.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ser-TOE-mium fal-KAH-tumDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:5 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spore-producing; does not flower.Design IdeasThis unique Fern is an excellent potted specimen. It grows in shaded niches in rock gardens and on the north side of buildings. Thicker than other Fern, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering. Above all, it is among the few that survive well with salt air or saline water supply.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationBest with fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a balanced fertilizer during growing season. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Provide winter protection in USDA zone 6. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.