Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||dry-OP-ter-iss SEL-suh|
|Lore||Ferns are primitive plants that reproduce by spores. The fronds of this and many other native ferns were used as makeshift baskets and wrappers by Native Americans within its range in the hunting and gathering forays.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 36 to 48 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A perfect space filler to fill out shade gardens and landscapes under large shade trees or groves. Exceptional for filling gaps in rock waterfalls where shade prevents other plants. A good problem solver for narrow sideyards and fleshes out difficult north facing foundation planting.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, adapts to varied soil moisture conditions. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9