Woodwardia fimbriata

Giant Chain Fern
Giant Chain Fern
Categories: , .
Plant Type

Fern

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4-5′ x 3′

Exposure

Full, Partial Shade

Water

High, Medium Water

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Coastal Conditions, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8A-10A

Woodwardia fimbriata is the largest fern native to North America and is found along the western half of Oregon Washington and British Columbia. It grows as far south as California and Baja California as well as in Nevada and Arizona. The soft green long fronds and graceful shape of the fern is beautiful in the wild as well as the garden where it will only reach five feet tall. The common name giant chain fern” comes from the placement of the sori which resembles links on a metal chain.

Send this to a friend