Island Goldback Fern
Pityrogramma chrysophylla

Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pityrogramma (pit-ee-roh-GRAM-uh) (Info)
Species: chrysophylla (kris-oh-FIL-a) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From spores

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 25, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This was a beautiful fern, but when I purchased one from a collector many years ago, I was not made aware of its tenderness to the cold. No computers were available to gather the information, either. It lasted about 6 months. I must say it was quite lovely while it lasted. If I could find another, I would know how to treat it better now.

Neutral

On Oct 20, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant which natively grows in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. I have observed it growing in its native habitat on the Island of Maui.