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Woodwardia (Chain Fern)

More Information About Woodwardia

The genus Woodwardia contains about 14 fern species that are native to North and Central America, the Mediterranean, and east Asia. Woodwardia ferns are generally large ferns and make a bold statement in the woodland garden. One species, Woodwardia fimbriata, is the largest native American fern and can grow to 9' tall in the Pacific Northwest.

In general, Woodwardia is easy to grow and only requires a typical fern habitat of part shade and a humus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soil. You may even be able to coax Woodwardia plants to grow in considerable sun with ample moisture. Woodwardia is a great fern for growing along a stream or a pond. Woodwardia species spread via rhizomes and will fill in a woodland areas nicely. Try pairing woodwardia ferns with other large woodland plants such as actaea, cimicifuga, or aspidistra for a king-sized woodland garden.

Plant Delights Nursery has a huge collection of over 1000 ferns planted in our garden. We also have one of the largest and most esoteric selections of ferns for sale in the US. If you are looking to buy ferns, especially a rare, cold hardy, garden fern, Plant Delights should be your first stop. Providing beauty and texture to the garden, ferns are great garden plants and a staple of any well-designed garden. When you are ready to buy woodwardia for your garden, check out our online offering of woodwardia for sale.