Southern Wood Fern
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Dry Shade|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Soloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)|
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