A very interesting group of low-growing ferns with leathery fronds, of neat habit and easy cultivation.
Pellaea andromedifolia (coffee fern), a native of the USA, has very scaly, reddish-brown stems about 1 ft. long.
P. atropurpurea, 5 to 6 in., purple stems; a very slow grower.
P. dealbata, 6-in. chestnut-brown stems and pale green foliage, which appears to be heavily dusted with white powder beneath.