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Anemia tomentosa
Common Name: Hairy Flowering Fern Family: Anemiaceae (The flowering fern Family)

The Hairy flowering fern is unusual in bearing two types of fronds, the sterile and fertile. The fertile and sterile fronds look similar, except the fertile fronds produce long, alien, antennae-like "flower" stalks from spring to fall that are home to the developing spores. Plant it in a dry pocket in Zone 8 (with protection). They are most often seen growing amongst rock and rubble, this giving them the drainage they need. They respond well to a good watering in the summer as they are coming into growth.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - Central and South America

Native Habitat:
Lightly shaded limestone outcrops.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom Colour
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom Time
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Average Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hosta 'Diamonds are Forever'
Hosta ‘Guacamole’

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