Pellaea atropurpureaRef.: PELLE 001
Origin : from central to eastern USA. Central America.
Family : Pteridaceae.
Purple cliff brake.
The rhizome is short creeping. The fronds are pinnate ,.and bipinnate at the base, blue-green, narrowly triangular. The stipes are brown and shiny. The pinnae are oblong, leathery. It grows in limestone rocks. It requires a well-drained spot, a chalky soil in partial sun or sun according to the region. It is the strongest xerophile Pellea, but it is not easy to cultivate. Height : 20/40cm. Hardiness : -30°C.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : 30 to 60cm
- Soil type : any, well drained
- Site : walls, rockery, rocks, banks, temporarily dry
- Exposure : half shade, sun
- Shape : upright, flared
- Rhizome : erect
- Hardiness : down to -30°C (-22°F)