Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri 'Tooth Fairy'
Tooth Fairy Lindheimer's Maiden Fern
Item #: 17599
Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder
Height: 36" tall
Origin: United States
(aka: Pelazoneuron ovatum var. lindheimeri) Thelypteris 'Tooth Fairy' is a 2023 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of a Jimmy Turner selection of the US native Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri, that he found growing at a Texas dentist office, just before he moved to New Zealand. Thelypteris 'Tooth Fairy' forms a dense, winter-deciduous patch to 10' wide of 3' tall, upright, deer-resistant, light green fronds in 7 years. In the wild, it is usually found near water, but we find it perfectly happy in average moisture garden soil. Tooth Fairy maiden fern makes a superb groundcover mass in both full sun and light shade.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
Other: Deer Resistant Plants , Florida Native Plants , Georgia native plants , Groundcovers , North American Native Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Rain Garden Plants , Texas Native Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Tony's Favorites , United States Native Plants