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Selaginella willdenovii/Peacock Fern

Selaginella willdenovii / Selaginella willdenovii
Peacock fern makes an excellent hanging basket subject
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Peacock fern makes an excellent hanging basket subject

Foliage at first green and matures to pinkisk, yellowish to plum

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Scientific Name: Selaginella willdenovii
Common Name: Peacock Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: This high climbing plant is generally grown as a hanging basket where not winter hardy. It has leafless stems with side branches that have medium green leaves that become pinkish yellow or plum with a metallic blue sheen as they mature. It is a deer tolerant plant. Does not do well in hot, afternoon sun.