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PlantFiles: Silvery Spleenwort, Silvery Glade Fern
Deparia acrostichoides

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Family: Woodsiaceae
Genus: Deparia (de-PAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: acrostichoides (ak-ruh-stik-OH-id-eez) (Info)

Synonym:Athyrium thelypteroides
Synonym:Diplazium acrostichoides
Synonym:Asplenium acrostichoides
Synonym:Asplenium thelypterioides
Synonym:Athyrium acrostichoides

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Category:
Ferns

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Cretaceous On Jun 27, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to the eastern United States.

Listed as exploitably vulnerable in the state of New York.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midland, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota



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