Woodwardia areolata is a hardy, deciduous chain fern from eastern North America that forms spreading colonies of lush foliage.
Woodwardia areolata is a hardy, deciduous chain fern from eastern North America that forms spreading colonies of once-pinnate, broad, glossy, lush, somewhat tropical-looking sterile fronds 1-2 feet long that emerge flushed with pink. Fertile fronds emerge in summer with narrower pinnae. Easy to grow in rich soils with average to wet moisture levels in part to full shade but is tolerant of sun with consistent moisture.
Common Name: Netted Chain Fern
Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun
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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Native to woodland swamps, marshes, bogs, floodplains, and moist woods.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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