Fern - Humata tyermanii (White Paw Fern)
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Common Name:
White Paw Fern
Ornamental Features:
Named for the white fuzzy rhizomes produced by the plant. Fronds are soft and dark green. Great to use in plantings for color and/or texture. More cold hardy than other tropicals. Mature size of 1 to 2 feet.
Habit and Growth Rate:
A compact, upright fern growing 18 inches high and 20 inches in width. The "white Paws" (rhizomes) hang over the edge of the container.
Landscape Value:
Excellent and versatile as it can be used in dish gardens, pots, hanging baskets or in landscape settings.
Zones 8-10
Light to full shade is ideal. Grows best from 60-85 degrees. Will handle temperatures into the teens, but stops growing completely until the warmer temperatures return. Adaptable to different soils, but will do best in a well drained mix.
Pot Size & Finish Time:
Cell pack to 4 inch (12 to 14 weeks), Cell pack to 6 inch (16 to 20 weeks), Cell pack to 8 inch basket (26 to 30 weeks)
Propagation Methods:
Tissue Culture
Pest/Disease Problems:
No serious pest or disease problems.
More Information:
Keep evenly moist during active growth. Use soluble fertilizer at low to moderate rates, leaching occasionally.