Hypolepis repens/Bramble Fern

Hypolepis repens / Hypolepis repens
Ground cover of fern in a shaded landscape
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Ground cover of fern in a shaded landscape

Close-up image of a fern frond

Fern fronds

Excellent fern for shade where there is a generous amount of humus in the soil

Mid-summer foliage

Very large fern fronds

A part of a single frond

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Scientific Name: Hypolepis repens
Common Name: Bramble Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A terrestrial fern with unusually large fronds and rather slender long-creeping stems. Hard freeze kills it to the ground, but it will return in spring in zone 8 and higher.