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Davallia trichomanoides (photo courtesy of Trevor Sims/Garden World Images)
Davallia trichomanoides (photo courtesy of Trevor Sims/Garden World Images)

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Zone
Zones 17, 23-27, H1, H2
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Davallia trichomanoides

Squirrel’s Foot Fern
Polypodiaceae
Ferns

Asian native. Very finely divided evergreen fronds to about 1 ft. long and 6 in. wide, rise from light reddish brown, furry rhizomes (resembling squirrel’s feet) that creep over the soil surface. Hardy to 30°F/–1°C; can be used in mild-winter areas as a small-scale groundcover in partly shaded areas. Best use in any climate is as a hanging-basket plant. Use a light, fast-draining soil mix. Feed occasionally.

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