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HARDY FERNS Pteris nipponica

Commonly known as Silver ribbon fern, Variegated table fern, White-striped Cretan brake

Creeping, evergreen fern. Pinnate green fronds with central creamy-white stripe. Borderline hardy to tender
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Fern
    Short-creeping, many branched rhizome. Produces arching, crowding fronds
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade

HARDY FERNS Pteris nipponica

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. P. cretica 'Albolineata'. Easier to grow than the species as some clones are half hardy
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects and leaf eelworms under glass. Sooty mould if water settles on fronds
    Place of origin
    Europe, Africa, Asia
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Under glass use 1 part each of sharp sand, coarse leaf mould and charcoal, and 2 parts of loam-based compost (JI No.2). Add limestone chips. Grow in bright, filtered light with high humidity
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile with added leaf mould
    Neutral to alkaline soil
75cm (30in)
fern - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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