Water Fern (Azolla filiculoides)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1/2 inch
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Mn (Manganese)
Cu (Copper)

Photo: David Arbour

It's All About LeavesIt's All About Leaves
March 6, 2012

Leaves so often take a back seat to the more showy and colorful flowering blooms and fruits. While we wait for spring to arrive, let's take a look at leaves as the star attraction.

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