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Polypodium cambricum 'Prestonii'

A small plant with marvellously crisped foliage.
Found by Mr Preston growing in a block of limestone in a limestone pavement at Yealand Conyers in north Lancashire in 1871. He couldn't extract the plant so he took the whole block home and waited for the plant to grow out of the crack.
I grow it in a large pot, but I am also enjoying watching it grow outwards.

6th October 2012

22nd August 2023


  • Rickard, Martin. 'Gardening with Ferns'. David and Charles, 2005.