CT DR RG
Soil: Acidic, Fertile, Humusy, Well-drained
Moisture: Average to Moist
Light: Part Sun to Shade
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Width: 4 to 6 feet
Landscape Value: Great for massing in woodland gardens, shade gardens or shady areas of borders and rain gardens. Adds spectacular height and texture to the garden.
A stately, clump-forming fern with large, dark green, backward-arching fronds that taper abruptly near the tips. Considered the largest of the North American wood ferns, it is prized for its statuesque, vase-shaped form. Spreads slowly by creeping underground stems (rhizomes). Needs protection from winter winds. Tolerates heavy shade and rabbits.
minnesotawildflowers.info (photo by Peter Dziuk)