Common Polypody

Polypodium vulgare

Common Polypody - Polypodium vulgare

Common Name: Common Polypody
Genus: Polypodium
Species: vulgare

Category: Ferns
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels

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 as long as it has some shade. 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.