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Pteridophyllum racemosum


Pteridophyllum racemosum has delicate fern-like foliage and elegant spikes of pendulous white flowers for the shade garden. Looks like a fern but ain't a fern.

This is not a deer fern. It’s a poppy. Or a buttercup. They’re not sure yet. Pteridophyllum racemosum is a strange and rare woodland perennial endemic to the mountains of Japan. The evergreen foliage looks like a clumping fern until the 10 inch scapes of white flowers bloom in summer. Rock garden or trough plant for well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Best in cool summer areas and shaded conditions.

Common Name: Pteridophyllum

Family: Pteridophyllaceae (The Pteridophyllum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-7

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountainous forests and woodlands.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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