Rumohra adiantiformis/Leatherleaf Fern

Rumohra adiantiformis / Rumohra adiantiformis
Ground cover with dark green leathery fronds
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Ground cover with dark green leathery fronds

Ground cover planting

This is an excellent cut foliage

Mostly evergreen along the Gulf Coast if planted in positions protected from freezes

A planting growing in a planter in a southern California office park

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Scientific Name: Rumohra adiantiformis
Common Name: Leatherleaf Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent permanent ground cover fern for relatively small spaces. The leathery, triangular evergreen fronds make excellent cut foliage for floral arrangements. Spread is relatively slow by stolons that grow in the humus. Plant ferns in moist soil rich in organic matter.