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Goldies Giant Wood Fern


Goldie's Wood-fern is a native found in the rich moist soil of forested areas and seepage swamps of eastern North America. It is one of the largest ferns in this genus, growing to 4 feet (1.22 m) tall. It will spread slowly by short rhizomes (with an elevated crown) to form a 6-foot clump. It is easy to distinguish from other ferns not only by its size but also by the backward-arching, oblong-triangular fronds.  The fronds taper near the tip. The plant is easy to grow and prefers moist, humus-rich soil in partial to full shade. This fern prefers a bright shady site, moist fertile acidic soils, protection from the wind and humid conditions. Use in a woodland garden, along ponds, streams or bogs, or massed in a native garden.

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