Giant Leather Fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium)

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Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 5-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 18, 2018 1:03 PM

The Giant Leather Fern is a Florida native, often found in brackish and fresh water marshes in the central and southern regions of the state. This fern is a long-lived perennial that grows to 12 feet in height with a spread to 10 feet and can be grown in sunny or shady conditions but requires consistent moisture to thrive; tolerates flooded conditions and has a high tolerance for salt spray.

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