Dennstaedtia hirsuta

Epithet means "hairy."

Deciduous, 10 to 18 in. (25 to 45 cm). Zones 4 to 8.

description: The rhizome is short-creeping.Yellow-green, pilose stipes are up to one-half of the frond length. Hairy, sterile, broadly lanceolate, pinnate-pinnatifid fronds are slightly smaller than the comparably divided and hairy taller upright fertile fronds. Sori with their cup-shaped, protective indusia are distributed along the pinnae margins.

range and habitat: This is native to sunny rocky crevices and cliffs in colder regions from Japan, China, Korea, and Manchuria to Siberia.

culture and comments: Given its provenance, it is not surprising that this species is successfully cultivated in Zone 6 German gardens. And, since it is not as aggressive as the American Dennstaedtia punctilobula, it is a promising prospect, albeit with a slightly less feathery profile, for cold-moderated North American gardens as well.

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