This small, fragile-looking native fern is incredibly tough once established. Its diminutive evergreen fronds form adorable short tufts of green and appear like miniature versions of our common sword fern. This fern is very cute and once it is established it is even easy to grow in dry shade.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, bronze, chartreuse
Great Color Partners: black, green
Culture NotesThis easy but slow-growing fern performs well in light, open, dappled, or deep shade. It grows fastest in rich well-drained soil, but it will grow well in most soil types except those that become water logged. It is drought tolerant once established.
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Plant Type: fern
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: none
Sun/Light Exposure: light to deep shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established