Ebony Spleenwort Fern To have these beautiful little plants will provide beautiful green accents to the garden.
The spleenwort fern's unique sprawling shape adds interest to the shaded garden.
Spleenwort Fern fronds range from bluish or grayish green to medium green and resemble those of other ferns, but the spleenwort fern has a darker, purplish stem. Hardy in Zones 3-8, Spleenwort Fern grows in a variety of soils, but requires good drainage, and prefers partial sun to full shade. In nature, the spleenwort fern grows in rocky crevices, so it grows best in slightly acidic soil that contains humus. Easy to maintain, this Fern may reach heights of six inches to a foot. A low-maintenance perennial, this fern adds interest along borders in wooded areas, underneath shade trees, and along shaded pathways.
Ebony Spleenwort Fern is also an excellent specimen plant displayed in a container.
The Spleenwort fern looks like a smaller version of the favorite Christmas fern, even though the two are not close relatives. They have a lovely green color that they maintain all year round. These small ferns make excellent potted plants and grow well in terrariums. For outdoors, they can be used to line the garden or as a ground cover for a sunny spot. The fern loves to grow on rocks as well.
The Spleenwort Fern is asymmetrical in shape. The Spleenwort Fern stems are a bright reddish brown. Spleenwort Fern fertile fronds of this type of fern grow straight up, while the non-fertile fronds grow in a horizontal direction. The Spleenwort Fern spores are located on the back of the fronds. It is important to remember that these small ferns grow to be less than a foot tall so they will get lost in a busy garden with a lot of tall plants.
Ebony Spleenwort Fern Ships As Bare root.