Dryopteris ludovichiana - Southern Shield Fern
Is evergreen to semi-evergreen, evergreen in frost free areas. Triangular, fronds are glossy, dark green in maturity. Fronds, erect and arching can reach 24" long. Vase shaped clumps creep and expand slowly by short rhizomes. Thrives in rich, moist, acidic soil in part sun to shade. Southern Shield Fern will grow in average, medium to wet soil. Tolerates drought once established. Use for ground cover, borders, edges, accents, large planting in shade gardens and woodland gardens.
- Part Shade to Shade
- Evergreen to semi-evergreen in colder climates
- Native to zone 8 in lower Southern States
- Fronds triangular and arching
- Vase shaped clumps creep slowly by rhizomes
- Adapts to dry soil once established
- Height: 24-48 Inches
- Spread: 18-24 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 6/7-9
Plants will be shipped semi-bare-root (with little soil) from December to April. As the plants are dormant (sleeping), it is perfectly safe to send them bare-root. Winter is the safest and the best time to ship plants.
We cannot ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the California Department of Agriculture.
Growing Zones: 4-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 1-2 ft.
- Full Partial
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Botanical Name:
- Nephrolepis obliterata
- Growth Rate: