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PlantFiles: Mexican Fern
Anemia mexicana

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Family: Anemiaceae
Genus: Anemia (an-NEE-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Ornithopteris mexicana

Category:
Perennials
Ferns

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From spores

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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Cretaceous On Apr 21, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to Mexico and Texas.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 14, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Mexican Fern, Anemia mexicana, is Endemic to Texas.

Regional...

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

San Antonio, Texas



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