Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri 'Weekend at Boerne'

Weekend at Boerne Lindheimer's Maiden Fern

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Item #: 6913

Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(syn: Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri A3T-028) During a weekend at Boerne (pronounced "Bernie"), Texas, I stumbled (not for the reasons you imagine) on this stunning form of Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri growing along the edge of Wasp Creek. Unlike the 18" tall form we already grew, this gem reached 3' tall with upright but elegantly arching, light green fronds. Everyone who has seen this at our garden has asked about it, so we coaxed a few spores along so it could become a 2006 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction. We grow this slowly stoloniferous fern in dry sand, showing that it thrives in a wide range of conditions including a fair amount of sun.