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Wood Fern

Thelypteris kunthii


Height - 3 feet

Width - 3 feet


Part to full shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

River Fern,
Southern Shield Fern, Kunth's Maiden Fern

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Save Water   Low water required
More Color   Soft green foliage nearly year round
Attract Wildlife   Dense plantings can provide shade, shelter for wildlife
Reduce Maintenance   Very little maintenance, if any, required
Texas Tough    Drought tolerant if planted in shade

Interesting Facts

Grows very well in shady spaces, like under trees, where other native plants tend to struggle.  In nature, ferns are accustomed to growing beneath the shady canopy of other, taller species.  Is drought tolerant as long as it is planted in the shade.  Will tolerate more sun if it receives more water.

Wood Ferns in Frisco

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