Sodding Suggestions- Native New York Fern

New York Fern Thelypteris noveboracensis



Scientific Name: Thelypteris noveboracensis

Common Name: New York Fern

Hardiness: USDA zone 4 – 8.

How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project!

Landscape use: Mass planting, general garden use, bog gardens, naturalizing and woodland gardens.

Description: A beautiful native fern that naturalizes well in wet or boggy areas, can be used in a garden setting as long as the soil is moist and mulched, be careful with its wandering ways, it often grows into large colonies. New York Fern’s ferny pinnately compound leaves emerge green in spring, turning olive green in color. The foliage often turns harvest gold in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Planting instructions: New York Fern will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches.  Dig the hole 16” wide by 24” long and 1-1/2” deep to accommodate the slab.   Water thoroughly to settle the soil and give plants a good start. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

Care & Maintenance: This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter.

Diseases & Pests: Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic of spreading. Foliage fungus problems tend to occur when the foliage is overgrown, constantly wet, and cool night temperatures prevail.



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