New York Fern
Climate Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Height: 1 to 3 feet
Mature Width: 1 to 3 feet
Sunlight: partial to full shade
Soil Condition: moist and acidic soils
Botanical Name: Dryopteris spinulosa
New York Ferns look great in large flower pots to bring that fancy look to your home. They are high ground cover plants and grow well in the shade. It has small serrated edges on it is leaves that give the fronds a delicately lacy appearance. This fern is not an evergreen and will die during the winter months. Deer are attracted to this fern in cold weather. People plant this fern to prevent soil erosion due to heavy rain. It is effortless to care.
Again this plant is not an evergreen and will die in the winter but likes to live in places where other plants will not grow. Ferns do live longer than most plants. They are great for people that will enjoy lovely plants, and it can be used in many ways. Also, good for someone that does not have a green thumb, there will be no issues growing a fern. It is a low maintenance plant.
These plants will grow very well in the right conditions and are not very difficult to tend to as they need very little attention. Plant them where it is a partial shade or partial sun area. New York Ferns grow better in an acidic soil where there is a moist atmosphere. This way they rarely need to be watered. The best places that they develop is near a stream or swampy area, wooded or shady area. New York ferns spread every year and outgrow other plants. To keep them from growing thick divide the roots when planting.
Keep this in mind as well, if the conditions are hotter or dryer the New York Ferns will not spread as fast.
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