Common Name : Common SpleenwortFamily : AspleniaceaeType : FernHabit : Clump-formingHeight : < 10 cmSpread : < 10 cmFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Green& BronzeSunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Rustyback is a perennial, evergreen fern. It has a short and erect, branching rhizome, with several green fronds, up to 15 cm high. Fronds have a pinnated lamina and orange-brown trichomes on the lower surface. The plant is poikilohydric – it rolls up during drought, showing the scales, and revives again after the rain.