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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
button fern New Zealand cliff brake
Pellaea can be evergreen or deciduous, tufted ferns with pinnate to tripinnate fronds
P. rotundifolia is a compact, evergreen fern forming a nearly flat rosette of pinnate fronds to 25cm long, composed of rounded, deep green leaflets borne on dark brown, pink-scaled stems
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
Time to ultimate height
Requires a moderately fertile, ericaceous, moist but well-drained soil in full sun with protection from hot midday sun, or partial shade. In frost prone areas protect the crown with a dry winter mulch
Propagate by spores sown at 13-18°C when ripe
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove old leaves as they die down for the winter
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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