Woodwardia virginica

Chain Fern

Blechnaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Fern
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Use as a groundcover in moist areas. Also useful in wetland restoration areas.
Considerations:Aggressive, so plant where this will not be a problem or where nothing else will grow.
Propagation:Division.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
Native Habitats:Swamps, marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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