European chain fern
Woodwardia radicans

Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Woodwardia (wood-WARD-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: radicans (RAD-ee-kans) (Info)

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By stooling or mound layering

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Bellevue, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 30, 2008, peterfern from Bellevue, WA wrote:

I love this plant!! It is absoulutaley gorgeous! I a in zone 8 so I have to mulch it. but thats a small price to pay for the beauty it brings to my garden!

Neutral

On Jul 7, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to the Azores, Algeria, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

Positive

On Mar 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice, larger fern for shadier gardens (will take some sun in coastal California). Had several in my old yard, and they spread by growing new ferns from where the long leaf tips sit on wet ground- root out and new fern grows there. They obviously reproduce by spore, too, but I never had much luck with that. Takes up a lot of room (and if left to spread, can cover an entire shady yard). Easy to grow fern in So Cal.