Hardy Plants

Woodsii ilvensis

Type: Hardy, deciduous fern
Family: Woodsiaceae
Color: green fronds
Exposure: full sun; shade from hot afternoon sun
Bloom Month: summer (spores)
Height: 2-10”
Shape: clumps
Soil: rocky slopes; thin, dry, acidic soils
Moisture: moist, well drained; draught causes dormancy in hot summers
Origin: North America and northern Eurasia
Hardiness Zone: 3-5
Propagation: From spores or careful division
Notes: Also called Rusty Woodsia or oblong woodsia; considered “Threatened” or “Endangered” in the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Maryland and “Presumed Extirpated” in Ohio

Alaska Rock Garden Society

The society has been very active in bringing well know speakers to the area. The group leads seed collecting trips to areas of alpine plants in Alaska.

Contact Information

Alaska Rock Garden Society

12001 Audubon Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516

Email: jrtinker@mtaonline.net

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