Photo by taken at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, NC
Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Woodwardia orientalis 'Mama Mia'
Mama Mia Giant Oriental Chain Fern
Item #: 6861
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 48" tall
Origin: China, Japan
Woodwardia orientalis is a large evergreen fern that's perfect for adding a touch of the tropics to your temperate garden. Hailing from Japan and China, Woodwardia orientalis can be found growing on moist hillsides. Although slow to reach mature size, Woodwardia orientalis will eventually reach 4' tall x 6' wide when happy, so leave some room...or keep your fern depressed. When Woodwardia orientalis matures, the glossy fronds are topped with small plantlets which can be removed and planted around the garden...self-propagation at its finest. Our plants are propagated from a form we admired at the Hardy Fern Foundation Garden in Washington. We find that temperatures below 10 degrees F will damage the previous season's foliage.