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Pellaea andromedifolia - Coffee Fern

Pellaea andromedifolia grows in full sun while peaking out from under rocks as well as a dense shade setting on a north facing slope. The Coffee Fern will go Summer deciduous in a dry environment. Pellaea andromedifolia grows in a variety of soil types and is often found poking out from a crack in a rock. The leaves turn from green to red on the way to a Summer of brown. Pellaea grows from 6 inches to two feet tall depending on moisture conditions and sunlight. The spores of Pellaea andromedifolia are protected by the curled edges of the leaves.

Pellaea andromedifolia, Coffee Fern

Green foliage and red stems of Pellaea andromedifolia - Coffee Fern. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.