Lace Fern, Ring Fern, Scented Fern

Paesia scaberula

Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Genus: Paesia (PESS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: scaberula

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

South San Francisco, California

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
neutrals
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negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 20, 2011, jdr711 from South San Francisco, CA wrote:

I live in South San Francisco, Calif. We have weather that ranges from comfortable warm days to heavy fog to torrencial wind and rain. I have found that when I first bring home a healthy 5 gal Lace Fern they are always fragile. ( I have several of these). I keep them in full shade, but soon after arriving at my home, all the leaves get a small brown trim around them. Once I cut these off and wait for new growth, they seem to be fine. I'm getting the impression they do not like to be moved a lot.

Negative

On Jan 23, 2011, HawkesBayDan from Hastings,
New Zealand wrote:

This plant is often a weed here, volunteering in glasshouses -- especially in propagation pans when trying to propagate other ferns from spores or slow-germinating native seeds. Often seen growing under decks, sometimes on heavy clay soil.

Neutral

On May 4, 2008, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to New Zealand.

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