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Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi'

Common Name:
Tongue fern
Plant Type:
Evergreen fern
Polypodiaceae (The Polypody Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-8 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Not a flowering plant
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Light shade
Light acid soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This slow growing, undemanding fern is quite unlike other ferns in appearance. The fronds are leathery, with broad, oddly crinkled and distorted blades presented on slender, darkly colored stalks. Fronds are solidly covered with tan-to rust-colored felt on the undersides. Sun or part shade near the coast, part shade inland, reasonably well drained soil, moderate watering. Useful for containers and shady spots in the open garden.