Polypodium vulgare

9cm pot £5.99
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Buy Polypodium vulgare common polypody: Native evergreen fern. Very versatile!

  • Position: full sun or dappled shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, gritty or stony, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This evergreen fern is a native of Britain, and as such is one of the most versatile for our climate, being content in most soils, damp or dry. It has long, leathery, dark green fronds with a slight sheen, and an attractive, lacy appearance. Try growing it in walls, where there is little soil, or securing it into trees for a tropical effect. It also looks wonderful left to colonise in a woodland setting or under deciduous trees. If it is happy, it will spread almost indefinitely, but never becomes invasive.

  • Garden care: Wrap the rhizomes in moss and tie to a suitable rooting medium and keep moist until established. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

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Notes on Polypodium vulgare

"Neatly serrated fronds of shiny mid-green leaf come into their own in winter when they warm the soul and polypodies are good on airy banks"

Long lasting texture for shady spots

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You can pick all my Crocus plants out at a glance - they are so healthy. This is why I recommend these guys to anyone who will listen. Yes, cheap and cheerful can be good too, but these plants are worth investing in as they are so hardy. Mine have all survived a house move to a pots only patio and are still going strong. If you have a dull shady spot, get the shade set of 4 plants. Instant colour, texture and interest.

Sal Tomato

Newcastle

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Flourishing

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Planted with other shade loving plants early last year. Despite, months of rain, followed by a drought, and now very cold weather (Jan/Feb) this plant is growing well and fits in well with the other shade loving plants I bought.

liz41

Hants

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Limited success

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Little growth in partial shade

Poppy

Midlands

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A good start

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Used with all the plants I ordered last year for my new garden. They all settled in well and I have ordered more rootgrow for this year.

Timmiry

Bristol

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Wonderful fern!

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A beautiful little fern that combines well with other shade tolerant plants.

Timmiry

Bristol

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Non poisonous plants for pots please Hi I wonder if you can help. I have a Nursery school and am looking for some plants I can plant in pots, that are in a partly sunny, partly shady spot. They have to be plants that aren't poisonous and provide interest over as much of the year as possible. I really like the plants in you ready made border section on the website site, particularly shady pink, sunny pink and keep it cool. Could you please tell me if any of these plants are suitable for my needs? Many Thanks Joanne

Happy Hearts Day Nursery

Hello Joanne, I think your best option would be to opt for mainly evergreen shrubs as these will provide year-round interest. You can then infill with some of the more colourful perennials. As long as the spot does not get too much shade, then here are some of your best options. Hebe http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hebe/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/ Pachysandra terminalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/pachysandra-terminalis-/classid.3288/ evergreen ferns http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/plcid.309/vid.228/ Rhododendrons (choose the smaller varieties for pots) http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rhododendron/start.1/sort.0/cat.plants/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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Native plants for a grave..... Hi, I'm looking for some UK native plants for my friends grave. It's a woodland cemetery, hence the native. Preferably something that won't spiral out of control without excessive upkeep. What can you suggest? Thanks, Jo

Jo

Hello Jo, There are a couple of things that I think would be lovely - here are some of the best. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (bluebell) Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone) Galium odoratum (sweet woodruff) Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop) Polypodium vulgare (common polypody) I hope this gives you a few ideas, Helen Plant Doctor

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