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Diplazium esculentum/Vegetable Fern

Diplazium esculentum / Diplazium esculentum
Lush green foliage during the warm months of the year
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Lush green foliage during the warm months of the year

Makes an excellent ground cover for most of the year

Close-up of fronds

Excellent fern for conservatory plantings

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Scientific Name: Diplazium esculentum
Common Name: Vegetable Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This oriental fern is grown for its fronds which are edible and said to be quite tasty. Killed to ground with freezing temperatures.