Plants By Type
New York Ferns - Thelypteris noveboracensis
New York Ferns are a smaller fern, with a bright green frond with one special, unique characteristic. The size of the leaves on the fronds tapers both at the tip and towards the base, giving these fronds a distinctive ellipsis shape when compared to the strongly triangular shape of the fronds of other ferns. New York Ferns are commonly potted or allowed to grow as a low groundcover in gardens, and in many cases, potted varieties are given as gifts near Christmas. This beautiful fern can grow to become one to two feet tall. It can also grow to be one to two feet wide and does amazing in all different types of soils. It grows best when planted in full sunlight and partially shade locations. This fern is perfect for climate zones five through eight. These look great in gardens and natural areas and provides lots of bright green color and also a very natural look and feel to the area. This fern has fronds that can grow to be several inches long and are made up of smaller leaves that grow from the stems. This type of fern is a little smaller that some of the other types but still looks great and brings in lots of colors. When this fern is planted in full sunlight, it needs to be watered more or misted with a spray bottle to keep it moist and healthy. This fern is very strong and can also withstand certain weather conditions that are tough on other varieties.