Sword Fern

Sword Fern

Sword Fern Nephrolepis cordifolia


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Data sheet

  • Foliage - Evergreen
  • Sun Exposure - Sun Or Shade
  • Water Needs - Moderate/Regular
  • Bloom Season - NA
  • Mature Height - 3-4'
  • Mature Width - 3-4'

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The Sword Fern is a tried and true plant known for it's hardiness in the landscape.  It can thrive in sun or shade and can handle short periods of drought, although does best with regular watering.  The foliage will reach up to about 3-4 feet tall and equally as wide.  Fronds are sturdy with hairy stems and ridgid medium green leaves.  Nephrolepis cordifolia spreads by runners and will fill up a small area.  It has a neat arrangement of brown spores on the underside of each leaf.  Use this plant as a single specamin or in a mass planting.   It can also provide decent erosion control.  Other common names it may go by are Fishbone Fern, Herringbone Fern, Ladder Fern, and Southern Sword Fern.  USDA Zones 5-9.  

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