Southern Wood Fern

Thelypteris kunthii


Member Price: $39.95

Southern Wood Fern
Southern Wood Fern

Southern Wood Fern

Thelypteris kunthii

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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The Southern Wood Fern (Thelypteris kunthii) is a graceful and adaptable native fern that adds elegance and texture to gardens and landscapes. Known for its attractive, feathery foliage, this perennial plant is an excellent choice for those looking to incorporate a touch of natural beauty into their outdoor spaces.

The Overall Plant

The Southern Wood Fern is a deciduous fern that typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet and spreads to a width of 1 to 2 feet. It is native to the southeastern United States and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. This fern is highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, including moist woodlands, shaded slopes, and along stream banks. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice for various landscape applications, such as shade gardens, woodland gardens, and naturalized areas.

The Foliage

One of the standout features of the Southern Wood Fern is its delicate, feathery foliage. The plant's fronds are light green, with a lacy, finely divided appearance. Each frond is comprised of numerous small leaflets, called pinnae, which are further divided into even smaller segments. The overall effect is a soft, airy texture that adds a sense of elegance and movement to the garden.

The Southern Wood Fern is adaptable to a range of light conditions, from full shade to partial sun. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and is somewhat tolerant of drier conditions once established. However, for the most robust growth and attractive foliage, it is essential to provide consistent moisture and protection from harsh afternoon sun.

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Mature height: 2-3 ft.

Mature width: 1-2 ft.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 6-9