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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Welsh polypody 'Cambricum'
Polypodium australe 'Cambricum'
Polypodium can be evergreen or deciduous ferns, with creeping rhizomes bearing simple or pinnate fronds at intervals
'Cambricum' is a semi-evergreen fern with creeping rhizome, the broadly ovate fronds pinnate with deeply laciniately-toothed pinnae; new fronds appear in late summer
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, gritty or stoney, well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. A fern for a neutral to alkaline soil, in a sheltered position
Propagate by spores at 15-16°C (59-61°F) when ripe. Divide in spring or early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove fronds as they become untidy
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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