Southern Shield Fern

Description

Dryopteris ludoviciana, the southern shield fern, is a US southerner (ludoviciana means Louisiana in botanese!) that can be found in the wild in swamps especially with a limestone influence. However, while it needs neither, it achieves its greatest beauty when situated in a moist to wet area. Try the muddy margins of a pond or bog. When happy the shiny semi-evergreen fronds can reach 4 feet, but will be ornamental at any height. Note too the constricted frond tips. Unlike many eastern natives this species will happily settle in the warmth of Southern California gardens making it eligible for cultivation in Zones 6-9.

Produced seasonally.

Additional information

Size

288, 40, 72

Botanical Name

Dryopteris ludoviciana

Production Schedule

Seasonal

Start Sales Week

1

End Sales Week

25

Habit

SPREADING

Min Zone

6

Max Zone

9

Min Height

18

Max Height

48

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