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- Botanical Latin Name: Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Thelypteris hexagonoptera) Common Name: Broad Beech Fern Sun Exposure: Partial to Full Shade Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 feet Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet Spacing: 9 to 12 inches Gr
Beech Fern is a lovely plant
These fascinating ferns are the perfect plant for an open wooded area or for spots that may be shady. No matter where you plant these ferns, be aware that they need lots and lots of water. Beech Ferns have huge divided leaves which are called fronds. These fronds may grow anywhere from 25 to 75 centimeters long. The leaf blade itself creates a full triangular shape and can range from 15 to 30 centimeters long. You may find a leaf blade that is even longer, but those only appear now and then. Beech Ferns can live as long as 100 years. Beech Ferns are highly known to be one of the greatest hardy ferns in the family.
Since the Beech Ferns spread widely but do not grow very tall, This plant would look perfect located in the corner of your garden or flower bed. You could use these ferns as a type of border for your home or maybe even group them with other ferns and create a mix of decor. The Beech Fern is a plant that requires medium maintenance, but it will add a beautiful blend of colors and texture in any place that you set it up to grow. Also, this plant is toxic to grazing animals so it will help keep these pests at a distance.
Beech Fern grows best in affluent wooded areas with moderately acidic soil
Phegopteris connectors are commonly known as beech fern. It is a species of fern native to the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. Like most ferns, it grows well in moist climates that have high percentages of humidity. Since the forests of the Northern Hemisphere receive a lot of rain, this a perfect place for the beech fern to grow. Beech ferns also grow very well in gardens, as long as they are kept in moist soil. They do not do well in heat and sun. They are a great perennial plant that will grow all year long. This means that once you plant it, it will continue to develop all the time. Keep the leaves adequately trimmed, and you will have a luscious and thriving plant that will give lots of bright, green color to your garden.
Beech ferns are great in terrariums and even in arrangements. You can combine them with other plants or even with flowers. They are useful in hanging pots around your home. Mist them regularly with a spray bottle, and they will stay moist and healthy. This type of plant will also do very well in a bathroom, either where there is a shower or a garden-style bathtub. They thrive on moisture and humidity from a shower or a bath. They also help to keep the air clean. They are great for individuals with asthma or allergies.
Beech Fern doesn't need alot of sunshine but requires some
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phegopteris Hexagonoptera,
USDA Climate Zone: 5-9,
Fern Height: 1 to 2 feet,
Fern Canopy Spread: 1 to 3 feet,
Soil Type: Acidic or Basic soil that is moist or drained well,
Sun: Spotted sunlight to medium shade is preferred.