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PlantFiles: European chain fern
Woodwardia radicans

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

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Category:
Ferns

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

San Francisco, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Bellevue, Washington



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