Pteridium aquilinumRef.: PTERI 001
Origin : cosmopolitan.
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae.
The rhizome is far-creeping and branching. The stipe is as long as the lamina. The latter is matt green, tripinnate and triangular with airy, horizontal pinnae. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, prefers acidic soils but limestone tolerant. It brings a wild atmosphere and beautiful changing colours with the seasons. It can be very invasive. Deciduous. Height : 70/200cm. Hardiness : -30°C.
- Foliage : deciduous
- Height : over 90cm
- Soil type : any
- Site : walls, rockery, rocks, banks, temporarily dry, cool to moist woods, forest edge, dry to cool woods
- Exposure : half shade, sun
- Shape : upright, ground cover
- Rhizome : creeping
- Hardiness : down to -30°C (-22°F)