Southern Wood Fern
|Description||Light green upright fronds spread by rhizomes to form a dense colony with an elegant, open, fountain shape that adds excellent form and texture as a foundation planting and under shade trees. Naturalizes well with other understory natives in wild gardens. Equally at home in wet or dry shade. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Care||Thrives in moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, prefers regular moisture but tolerates drier soils. Fertilize frequently during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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