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Log Fern

Dryopteris celsa

Item 005041

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full shade to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Description:

An elegant fern that thrives on the forest floor. Large, 2 to 3 feet long, deep green fronds produce a lush, leafy effect. A superior choice for shade gardens, under large tree canopies, narrow sideyards and shaded foundation plantings. An herbaceous perennial.

Price: $19.99
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 36 to 48 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.
Botanical Name: Dryopteris celsa
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Asian/Zen ,   Tropical
Design Ideas: A perfect space filler to fill out shade gardens and landscapes under large shade trees or groves. Exceptional for filling gaps in rock waterfalls where shade prevents other plants. A good problem solver for narrow sideyards and fleshes out difficult north facing foundation planting.

Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, adapts to varied soil moisture conditions. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

History

Ferns are primitive plants that reproduce by spores. The fronds of this and many other native ferns were used as makeshift baskets and wrappers by Native Americans within its range in the hunting and gathering forays.

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