Pellaea rotundifolia (Button Fern)
A delicate little evergreen fern. A relatively new introduction from New Zealand proving remarkably frost hardy. Quite low growing with fronds up to 18″. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes
Hardiness level Amber
This little fern won its spurs as a house plant because of its ability to enjoy a dry atmosphere but as happens from time to time people started planting them outside in cold climates (they probably didn't know you couldn't) and - surprisingly - they loved it.
Like all ferns, it likes a good loamy soil with a high organic content but is more tolerant of a dry atmosphere than most.
It still works as a house plant - in common with the well known Nephrolepsis fern.
The common name is Button Fern. No one knows why and we avoid the name on the nursery because Sophie has a strong antipathy to the word button. Why? No one knows that either.
Propagated from spores.
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