Polypodium Vulgare


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SKU: polypodium-vulgare Category:
Common Name: Common Polypody Fern
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: n/a
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full shade, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 0.1 – 0.3m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m

Polypodium Vulgare, also known as ‘Common Polypody Fern’, is a clump forming evergreen fern native to Britain.  It has dark green triangular shaped fronds divided back to the central stem, an excellent ground cover plant and ideal for underplanting any shady spot within the garden.

Looking After Your Polypodium Vulgare

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow, low maintenance plant. Ferns in general are moisture loving and require a shady position within the garden, if grown in drier conditions keeping the soil moist is a must. Plant in a humus rich soil, during late Autumn remove all dead or damaged fronds and provide a good mulch of well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division or re-locate to a new site for planting, at the same time feeding with a sprinkling of bone-meal or good quality general purpose fertiliser.

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