Glade Fern

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Glade Fern

The Glade fern is a North American fern with a narrow front and a yellowish leafstalks. It is a tall, slender leave fern and it is mostly tropical. Also, know as Narrow-leaved Spleenwort or Silvery Glade fern. It has green leaves that are smooth, dark and scaly on the base. Individual leaves grow about 36" long and 6" wide. The perfect places to grow the fern is in the light shades and moist condition around sheltered areas like the ponds or swamp. It is also adoptable to use in cultivation in the areas of the gardens and makes a beautiful site to your backyard landscape. They also work very well to use as a background or a backdrop to shorter plants and to neutralize the woodland areas of the gardens. It is also commonly used in a nursery or flower shops to add beauty in various flower arrangements. This fern is easy to grow, and it is tolerant to drought. It is perfect to add a neutral look and attractiveness to your water garden. It is perennial, so you will not worry about replanting and replacing the plant each year. The Glade fern is lovely, delicate plants that are excellent for shady areas in woodland gardens. Also known as silvery spleenwort, these fine-textured plants thrive in rich, damp soil, and look beautiful around the base of spreading trees. Young fronds are a summery yellow-green color, which brightens shady areas that are often hard to plant. Mature fronds are lovely dark green but lighten to straw color in fall. The fern takes on a silvery sheen when the nearly white indusia, which are protective outer membranes for spores, appear under the leaves in a dainty stripe pattern. The fern also reproduces by rhizomes and will form a dense groundcover over time. This hardy fern is native to the eastern U.S. and can survive colder temperatures. Ferns are very ancient plants, which date back to long before the time of the dinosaurs. These ferns look amazing grouped together or as accent plants. They also look lovely alone, as their unique texture and appearance are sure to capture the eye no matter what. Silvery glade ferns will grace any waterside planting or shady sitting area. Their ethereal appearance adds a soft backdrop to flowering plants and blends perfectly with tree roots and mosses.

USDA Climate Zone: 3-8
Fern Height: 2-3 feet
Fern Spread: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2 to 3 ft.
Soil Type: Moist, fertile
Sun: Part shade

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