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Cryptogramma spp.

Cryptogramma acrostichoides 5862 by (talk) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Frost Hardy


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Cryptogramma Overview

Small fern genus with around 12 evergreen or deciduous species also known as rockbrakes or parsley ferns. They grow naturally in temperate climates on multiple continents across the world, including the Americas and Europe. They possess characteristic foliage made up of 2 distinct leaf forms on the same plant. These differ in their reproductive capability, sterile leaves with broad divisions and rounded margins resemble parsley foliage and fertile leaves with thinner divisions and dense sporangia coverings on the underside, appear more fern-like.

How to propagate Cryptogramma


You can propagate by spores in late summer.