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Other common names
squirrel's foot fern ball fern
Japan hare's foot fern
Davallia can be evergreen or deciduous ferns with finely divided ovate or triangular fronds arising singly from a creeping, conspicuously scaly rhizome
D. mariesii is a deciduous fern with creeping rhizomes covered with brown scales; fronds to 25cm, triangular-ovate, finely dissected
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, open leafy soil in partial shade; hardy to -7°C (19°F) if protected in winter. Under glass grow in equal parts coarse leaf mould or peat substitute and moss, bark, sharp sand, charcoal and pine needles
Divide rhizomes in spring, ensuring each division has roots
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required but tidy any winter damaged fronds in early spring
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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