Dryopteris ludoviciana

Fern, Southern Wood

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Southern wood fern grows naturally throughout the South in wet woods, swamps, and over limestone rocks where it may reach majestic, evergreen clumps to 4' tall and 3' wide. In the garden, however, it is an easy fern in light shade and average to moist soil where it spreads slowly and rarely exceeds 3', unless you are in the deep South with oppressively hot, humid summers and heavy, saturated soils. In this case, the fern thrives and attains its impressive 4' clumps. Fronds are slender, glossy, and dark green, only dying back when temperatures drop into the 20's.

 

Characteristics

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Fern

Light Exposure

Full shade,

Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Wet, Moist,

Moderately moist

 

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller, 24 to 36

Spread

24in

Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8, 9