CRCCD – New York Fern



Parathelypteris noveboracensis


Soil:  Acidic, Moist, Well-drained
Moisture:  Average to Moist
Light:  Filtered Sun to Shade
Plant Height:  1 to 2 feet
Plant Width:  1 to 3 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for shady borders and woodland gardens, and for massing along streams and ponds in shade or filtered sun.  Makes a great companion for spring ephemerals closing gaps they leave in woodland gardens.

Soft, deciduous, colony-forming fern with yellow-green fronds (leaves) that taper strongly at both ends.  Fronds are fine textured and arise singly or in clusters from black-brown, trailing underground stems.  Spreads rapidly and can form dense colonies.  Tolerates dry soils, but will spread less.

5-pint pot

Photo credits:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Alan Cressler, Sally and Andy Wasowski)