|Description||Bright green, finely cut fronds emerge from a single crown, developing into lush, feather-like evergreen foliage with a graceful, arching habit. Provides excellent texture contrast in shady landscapes. Works well in containers and hanging baskets, provided a sheltered location with bright shade.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Mother Ferns are symmetrical in form like a feather-fronded palm. Shelter under awnings or on north-facing exposures. Tuck into shaded porches and nooks in the architecture. Does very well in pots or hanging baskets. Do not grow in sun or where wind could dry its fronds.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Bellflower (Campanula); Hosta (Hosta); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in warm, bright shade. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
|Lore||Mother ferns are called such because of the little offsets that are produced on the fronds which then fall to the ground to produce new plants.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
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.