Like most ferns, Thelypteris prefers partial sun and moist, well-drained soils. If you can provide consistent and plentiful water, you can grow Maiden Fern in a sunnier site.
More Information About Thelypteris
Thelypteris is a large genus of deciduous ferns that encompasses over 1,000 different species (Mickel 94). They are a very adaptable and easy-to-grow group of hardy garden ferns. We are pleased to present several species that have been star performers in our trials. Thelypteris is a deer-resistant fern genus whose member species range from 1' to 5' tall. Some are clumping ferns, while others spread into a nice-sized patch.
Thelypteris (Maiden Fern) Growing Conditions
Like most ferns, maiden fern prefers partial sun and moist, well-drained soils. If you can provide consistent and plentiful water, you can grow thelypteris ferns in a sunnier site. They also make wonderful companion plants in the woodland garden pairing well with hosta, ophiopogon, carex, helleborus, and arisaema.
For more detailed information about Thelypteris ferns, check out our article - Plant Profile: Thelypteris.