MARSH FERN – THELYPTERIS PALUSTRIS
Ferns are one of the most primitive types of plants that are commonly seen today. Thelypteris palustris, also known as the Eastern Marsh Fern, is native to the Eastern US and Eurasia, and is great for shaded areas.
They require minimal care and are winter hardy. Their foliage is lush and lacy, but the plant is hardy, making this the perfect plant for the practical gardener.
Marsh ferns grow best in boggy to moderately wet regions. They don’t do as well in dry regions. While the ferns prefer moist and sandy soil, they do well anywhere damp as long as their roots are not constantly in standing water. Growing these plants around a pond or shale where rainwater collects is a good choice.
Partial sun to full shade is preferred by these ferns. In colder climates, mulch around the base of the plant is a good idea to protect the roots from hard frost. If given consistent water and planted out of the hottest rays of the sun, marsh ferns will provide lush foliage for the entire growing season. Spent foliage may be clipped off of these ferns in order to keep their appearance fresh. Unless soil is very poor, marsh ferns require no fertilizer. Care of marsh ferns is very easy.
Marsh Fern can grow up to 6 feet tall. They have many small leaflets all collected on one larger stem. Each leaflet has small leaves that look and feel similar to moss. They are fury and moist to the touch. Marsh Fern also known as Thelypteris Palustris Pubescens. Hardy planting zones are 4-10. Growth rate for this fern is up to 22 inches per year.
Each leaf can become twisted or curved. The lobes on each leaflet can grow up to 7 inches long and 2 inches across. The margins are thin and they can become oblong to look at. Growing in moist, shady areas. This plant is vibrant and bright green to the look. The lower side of each lobe is lighter in color. The central vein has smaller veins that run through.
Ships As – Bareroot Plant