Polypodium Vulgare


Polypodium Vulgare, Common Polypody Fern. Evergreen fern with narrow lance shaped divided, herringbone-like mid green fronds, arising from creeping rhizomes covered with copper-brown scales. Suits a rock garden.
Height: 0.2 M after 10 years



Plant in moist fertile soil. Partial shade, Hardy


General Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.