Woodwardia orientalis /Mother Fern

Woodwardia orientalis  / Woodwardia orientalis
Large, soft fronds
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Large, soft fronds


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Scientific Name: Woodwardia orientalis
Common Name: Mother Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 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:
Comments: This fern, like most favors a fertile, moist soil that contains a generous amount of humus. It produces large, gracefully arching fronds of shiny foliage. Periodic grooming by removing old, brown fronds is helpful to keep them tidy. This fern is especially well adapted to the woodland garden, but needs considerable space to spread and exhibit its fine qualities. Fertilize ferns several times during the growing season to encourage new growth.