Woodwardia fimbriata

Giant chain fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 8-10

Size: 4' - 8'

Size (cm): 122cm-244cm

Height and Spread: Large - Over 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Origin: Canada, North America, Pacific Northwest


This fern perfectly displays the elegance of its vase shape and symmetry with fronds that can reach to 4 feet long in the pacific northwest.  Dark green fronds are erect, and look on the surface for the bold impression of its sori in a pattern resembling a chain stitch.  Likes moist shade and acidic soils.  

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