Brake Fern - Pteridium aquilinum
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
With long pointed leaves, and quick growing fronds, This fern often has a thick, bushy look. They are hardy and bright green, simple to plant and reproduce. Their natural range covers most of the U.S., so there's little concern of these ferns becoming invasive. When planted as a ground cover beneath shade trees, they are often 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!