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Glade Fern

Our Most Popular Fern

Rich jade-green foliage won't fade or yellow— eye-catching color lasts all season. Fronds stay full and fluffy, providing plenty of foundation coverage. Stands tall at the back of borders—3-4 ft. high. Bareroot. Zones 2-9.
  • Zone 2 - 9 (-50° F.)
  • Height 36 - 48 inches.
  • Light Required Full shade to partial sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Matteuccia pensylvanica
  • Height: 36 - 48 inches.
  • Spacing: 36 inches.
  • Depth: Plant with the crown of the plant level with soil surface.
  • Spread: 48 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full shade to partial sun.
  • Foliage: Plume - like to 4 feet, dark green, leathery foliage.
  • Form: Herbaceous perennial. Mounding.
  • Flower Form: No flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, humus, slightly acid soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Comments: Divide in Spring before growth starts. Vigorous spreader. Special considerations; Keep soil moist, but not soggy. Mulch to help conserve moisture. Thicken mulch for the Winter. Incorporate generous amounts of peat moss, compost, or well-rotted, dehydrated manure deeply into the soil. Unique characteristics; Fronds shaped like tail feathers of a bird. Divide in Spring before new growth starts. Vigorous spreader. Plant with other varieties of ferns, Hosta (complementary), Bleeding Heart (complementary) Lily of the Valley (complementary), Astilbe (complementary).

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