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Dryopteris normalis (Fern, River)

Fern, River

Southern Wood Fern

Dryopteris normalis

Fast growing Texas native fern that demands moist, well drained acidic soils throughout the spring and summer. Semi-evergreen in warmer areas, but dies back to the roots completely if temperatures drop below freezing. Leaves are a light green hue, very graceful and delicate. Spreads easily by underground runners. 

Although it is drought tolerant, it dies back to the roots and will only return during wet conditions. Will outright die within twelve months if the conditions do not become favorable. 

 

Massings
Seasonal Groundcover

Flower Color:

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Height

36- Inches

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Spread

24- Inches

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

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Item Description
FRN-RIV-01 FERN, RIVER View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Part Shade to Full Shade
Habit
Semi Evergreen
Perennial
Water Needs
High