|Description||An elegant fern that thrives on the forest floor. Large, 2 to 3 feet long, deep green fronds produce a lush, leafy effect. A superior choice for shade gardens, under large tree canopies, narrow side yards and shaded foundation plantings. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 36 to 48 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.