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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Companion Plants||Soloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)|
|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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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.