The Brake Fern, sometimes also called the Eagle Fern, is one of the most luxurious, lush ferns a garden could boast. The leaves of the fronds are long and sharply pointed, and the fronds grow thickly, giving the Brake Fern a thick, bushy look. They are vigorous and bright green, easy to plant and to propagate. They have a natural range covering most of the U.S., so there's no need to be concerned about any of these ferns becoming invasive. In fact, when planted as a ground cover beneath shade trees, they can be used to help prevent soil erosion!
Buyers should be aware that the Brake Fern can be mildly toxic to animals.
TN Nursery ships Brake Ferns all year long!
Climate Zone: 6 to 10
Mature Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Mature Width: 1 to 2 ft.
Growth/Year: 1 to 2 ft.
Sunlight: Prefers Full to Partial Shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soil.
Botanical Name: Pteridium aquilinum