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Button Fern

Pellaea spp.

Also known as

Fern, Cliff Brake Fern

Pellaea viridis Ferndale Park by Poyt448, Peter Woodard (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Button Fern Overview

    A genus of around 18 species of fern in the Pteridaceae family with a wide distribution from the Americas to Africa and Australasia. Members of this genus go by the common name cliffbrake and are evergreen or deciduous tufted ferns with divided, pinnate fronds subdivided into smaller leaflets. Cultivated forms include the compact button fern that forms flattened rosettes with green leaflets and contrasting pink-brown stems. These ferns require an ericaceous soil an protection from frost.

    How to propagate Button Fern

    Rhizomes

    You can propagate by breaking off rooted pieces of rhizome or spores in summer.

    Spores