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Pteris wallichiana


 
Family: Pteridaceae
Hardiness: Zone 7b-9
Mature Size: 4'-8' tall
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time:
Moisture Needs: Moist to Average
Origin: China, Taiwan, Japan
Price: $25.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot


Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P3228
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Description
 
This was one of those "Holy shit - lookit that fern!" moments when we first spotted this species growing in a moist stable and vegetated scree at the base of a soaring vertical cliff face fronting this mountainous outcrop of improbable pinnacles in Guizhou, China,  The fern was perfect in scale and not intimidated in the slightest with 5'-6' wide leaves on a clumping plant 6'-8' tall.  We were dismayed not to collect spore but happy to get a small plant of this species from fernologist Sue Olsen a few years back.  This grows to be a pretty hefty clump but does not run.  These are fresh newly potted divisions which will become a conversation piece in short order.  Hardy to zone 8 and mulch crown if it gets serious in winter.