Western Sword fern
Hardiness (USDA zones): 6-9
Size: 3' - 5'
Size (cm): 91cm-152cm
Height and Spread: Large - Over 3' in height or spread in 5 years
Light Requirements: Sun tolerant, Deep shade tolerant
Water Needs: Drought Tolerant
Garden Use: Ground cover
Origin: Canada, Mexico, North America, Pacific Northwest
Native workhorse of the Pacific Northwest. Well-adapted to the droughty summers, it can be seen thriving in full sun on hot, dry sites, or nestled up next to giant conifers in the deep shade of cool woods. Robust, leathery fronds with toothed margins. Easy to grow, and see how periodic shearing before the croziers unfurl can make you a new fan!