GROWING NATIVE FERNS

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GROWING NATIVE FERNS

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Growing native plants allows for a natural environment in the garden. However, these plants do require some cultivation to grow optimally - native plants must also be properly cared for.

Ferns also need special care:

American maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum) tends to require: Light: Medium to heavy shade Soil: Rich in humus Moisture: Moderately moist PH: Average Height: 1 1/2-2' Rhizome: Creeping underground

Christmas (Polystichum acrostichoides) tends to require: Light: Light to heavy shade Soil: Not specific Moisture: Moderately moist PH: Average Height: 2 1/2' Rhizome: Crowns circular but rhizome creeping underground. Evergreen

Crested (Dryopteris cristata), requires: Light: Sun to medium shade Soil/Moisture: Swamps, Marshes PH: Average Height: 2 1/2' Rhizome: Crowns circular but rhizome creeping underground.

Interrupted (Osmunda claytoniana) ferns require: Light: Sun to medium shade Soil: Not specific Moisture: Dry to moderately moist PH: Not specific Height: 4' Rhizome: Crown

Lady (Athyrium filix-femina) ferns require: Light: Sun to heavy shade Moisture: Dry to moderately moist Height: 2 1/2' Rhizome: Creeping underground

Marsh (Thelypteris palustris) ferns require: Light: Sun to medium shade Moisture: Moderate to very moist PH: Moderate to very acid Height: 1 1/2' Rhizome: Creeping underground

New York (Thelypteris noveboracensis) ferns require: Light: Medium to heavy shade Soil: Rich in humus PH: Average Height: 1 1/2' Rhizome: Creeping underground

Ostrich (Matteuccia struthiopteris) ferns require: Light: Sun to light shade Soil/Moisture: Swamps, marshes PH: Average Height: 3-5' Rhizome: Crown Needs to be controlled; it may spread

Royal (Osmunda regalis) ferns require: Light: Sun to light shade Soil/Moisture: Swamps, marshes PH: Average PH: Moderate to very acid Height: 3-5' Rhizome: Crown Will tolerate standing water

Spinulose woodfern (Dryopteris spinulosa) require: Light: Light to medium shade Moisture: Moderately moist PH: Average Height: 3' Rhizome: Crown Evergreen

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Adiantum spp. - 62K
Athyrium filix-femina - 67K Osmunda regalis - 57K
Thelypteris noveboracensis - 44K
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