Nephrolepis biserrata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Giant Swordfern

Nephrolepidaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:To 3.5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Habitats:Swamps, hammocks.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Borders, groundcover on wooded edges. This is a very tall fern, so best planted toward the back of a garden.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand