Leatherleaf Fern

Rumohra adiantiformis

SKU
3598
Deep green, leathery textured fronds rising in dense clusters are perfect in informal gardens or as filler for shady beds. Cut foliage adds attractive texture to floral arrangements. Effective evergreen spreading groundcover. Great in hanging baskets. Partial sun. To 3 feet tall and wide. Spore grown. Non-hardy.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroo-MOH-ra ad-i-an-ti-FOR-mis
LoreThis fern's common name, leatherleaf, refers to its ability to resist wilting, which has made it a valuable commodity among commercial florists.
Average Size at Maturity3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasThe great value of this Fern is its ability to hold its deep green color and frond integrity under less-than-ideal circumstances. Works great as a cover-up for slab foundations or under low windows. Combine with annual flowers and group under clusters of Palm or beneath overhead shade structures, atriums and even in baskets. Best in north exposures inland but does stand up well to heat.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureEasy Care Plant

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

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