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Dragontail Fern
Dragontail Fern

Dragontail Fern

$9.99

This is an unusual evergreen fern from Alabama has fronds with elongated tips that have a zig zagging growing nature.This adorable Fern grows to about 6 inches tall and about a foot wide. Forming a low, evergreen mound of narrowly triangular, glossy fronds, each tapering to long points. The unique appearance is one not often seen in today's gardens. Also known as Scott's Spleenwort or Walking Spleenwort because of the curious manner that some frond tips grow a small plantlet on their leaf tips and bend down to trail the ground and root, giving them their other name, the Walking Fern. It is a natural hybrid between another two native species two eastern US species, Asplenium rhizophyllum and A. platyneuron, giving rise to this unique beauty.

Care

This fern thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded or woodland gardens. It prefers moist, well-draining soil that remains consistently damp but not waterlogged. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil moist and maintain the fern's lush appearance. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and regulates temperature. This fern is generally low-maintenance, requiring little pruning. Removing any damaged or dead fronds helps keep the plant tidy and encourages new growth.

Growth Habit

Zones 4 to 8; 8 - 12" tall and wide. Its evergreen fronds grow in a clumping, arching form, adding a graceful texture to the garden. As new fronds emerge in spring, they exhibit their coppery-orange brilliance, which eventually matures to glossy green. This fern's evergreen nature ensures year-round appeal, providing interest in the garden even during winter.

Toxicity

Non-toxic to humans and pets. Deer & Rabbit resistant.

This is an unusual evergreen fern from Alabama has fronds with elongated tips that have a zig zagging growing nature.This adorable Fern grows to about 6 inches tall and about a foot wide. Forming a low, evergreen mound of narrowly triangular, glossy fronds, each tapering to long points. The unique appearance is one not often seen in today's gardens. Also known as Scott's Spleenwort or Walking Spleenwort because of the curious manner that some frond tips grow a small plantlet on their leaf tips and bend down to trail the ground and root, giving them their other name, the Walking Fern. It is a natural hybrid between another two native species two eastern US species, Asplenium rhizophyllum and A. platyneuron, giving rise to this unique beauty.

This fern thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded or woodland gardens. It prefers moist, well-draining soil that remains consistently damp but not waterlogged. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil moist and maintain the fern's lush appearance. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and regulates temperature. This fern is generally low-maintenance, requiring little pruning. Removing any damaged or dead fronds helps keep the plant tidy and encourages new growth.

Zones 4 to 8; 8 - 12" tall and wide. Its evergreen fronds grow in a clumping, arching form, adding a graceful texture to the garden. As new fronds emerge in spring, they exhibit their coppery-orange brilliance, which eventually matures to glossy green. This fern's evergreen nature ensures year-round appeal, providing interest in the garden even during winter.

Non-toxic to humans and pets. Deer & Rabbit resistant.

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

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