The Rattlesnake Fern
With a height that ranges from 8-30 inches, the Rattlesnake fern is not only beautiful with its rich yellow color when the spores are mature, but it's also got a truly one of a kind look. In general, it is meant to be planted in an area more surrounded by Woods, wood chips, and soil that is ordinary. The advantages of planting it, are that you can and will get a beautiful looking fern that not only grows well, but that also looks great once it is in full growth. It's overall appearance when it is fully developed is truly beautiful, and aside from beauty, it is also unique as well. The bottom line of it all is that when it comes to this type of Fern, you can, and you will get the best when it comes to growth, overall look and appearance, and something that will stand out and be amazing. Abundant in many parts of the world and rich with medicinal properties, the Rattlesnake Fern is a low growing plant with soft vibrantly colored leaves. Thriving in moist, well-drained areas this plant is a favorite amongst homeowners everywhere. The Rattlesnake Fern gets its name from their distinct clustered sporangia that resemble a snake's rattle. These plants can grow anywhere from four to eight inches, do not take over other growing plants and make an excellent border to compliment any garden. Because the Rattlesnake Fern is not an evergreen, it will die out in the winter and allows for transplant. The Rattlesnake Fern is plush, bright green when mature, and makes an excellent vine plant or ground cover. Many planters take well to this plant because it needs very little to survive, only requiring either partial or full shade and moist soils. Growers may place these unique plants in areas surrounded by woods, backyard gardens that which otherwise have difficulty in successful growth, or areas in which the soil isn't hugely abundant in minerals. These plants are typically low in maintenance, but add a touch of beauty and specialty to any area.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Botrypus virginianus
USDA Climate Zone: three to ten
Tree Height: four to eight
Tree Spread: five to ten
Soil Type: Prefers moist, well-drained soils
Sun: partial shade to full shade