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Thelypteris kunthii/Wood Fern

Thelypteris kunthii / Thelypteris kunthii
Ground cover of the light green wood fern is a nice contrast to the other plants that are dark green
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Ground cover of the light green wood fern is a nice contrast to the other plants that are dark green

Makes an excellent inexpensive ground cover in summer and can be cut back in mid summer for new growth

Used as a ground cover by a chapel in a woodland garden

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Scientific Name: Thelypteris kunthii
Common Name: Wood Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a wonderful southern fern that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, but does best in a fertile, moist soil that contains a lot of humus. Cut back ferns in the winter and if necessary ferns can be cut back in mid-summer and new fresh growth will emerge provided there is sufficient moisture. Ferns respond very favorably to the addition of nitrogen to the soil to promote more growth. This fern is an excellent ground cover in deep shade where many other ground covers may not grow. This fern is easily transplanted at most any time of the year.