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Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'

Also known as

Rabbits Foot Fern 'Blue Star', Blue Hares Foot Fern, Virginia Hares Foot Fern, Blue Star Fern

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity

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Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star' Overview

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue star' is a tender, epiphytic fern cultivar with a creeping habit. It is part of the Polypodiaceae family and commonly known by the names Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star' and Rabbits Foot Fern 'Blue Star', amongst others. It produces attractive arching, pinnate fronds that are a blue-green colour with distinctive yellow-orange, raised spore cases on the underside. This easy to grow fern is popular in cultivation as an ornamental garden plant for indoor or outdoor sites. They prefer a moist, shady location but can tolerate sun if given sufficient moisture.

Common problems with Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'

Generally problem free.

    How to harvest Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'

    Generally not harvested but fronds can be taken to include in floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'



    Special features of Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Hare's Foot Fern 'Blue Star'

    This easy plant suits being grown in shaded beds and borders in woodland or informal cottage gardens as well as being grown in containers for conservatories or indoor rooms.