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Asplenium ceterach

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Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium (ass-PLEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: ceterach (KET-er-ak) (Info)

Synonym:Ceterach officinarum

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Category:
Ferns

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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By Cretaceous
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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Cretaceous On Apr 7, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to Europe. Seems to be propagated by nurseries in the U.K. Very hard to find in the U.S.A.



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