Woodwardia virginica

Virginia Chain Fern

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Item #: 4891

Zones: 4a to 9b, at least


Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

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

This wonderful US native, from ME to TX, is strangely missing from gardens despite being a great, easy-to-grow garden specimen. W. virginica is usually found in bogs...often in very acidic, mucky soils, but we have found it quite adaptable in our dry sand. W. virginica has a long, creeping, deciduous rhizome that is topped during the growing season with vertical black stipes and upright 18" green fronds that often emerge coppery red. W. virginica is a nice spreader, but nothing like the weedy bracken fern. Our 5-year-old patches are 4' wide.