River Fern is a long arching fast-growing semi-evergreen fern native that spreads its ferns in all directions. The bright sea green sword-shaped fronds that are very hairy and earn bronze hues in fall. Grows best with part shade and rich moist well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
2' - 4’
2' - 4'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
7 - 10
Part Sun, Full Shade
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Keep moisture consistent.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Naturalized Areas, Rock Gardens, Ponds and Streams, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Solomon’s Seal, Bleeding Heart, Lungwort
Image: Mr. Granger, Thelypteris kunthii at Coker Arboretum, CC0 1.0