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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Woodwardia fimbriata

giant chain fern

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £14.99
  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, damp soil with a neutral to acidic pH
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection in colder regions)

    Found colonising reliably moist spots from Mexico to southwestern Canada, this impressive evergreen fern offers height, drama and year-round interest with its large handsome, dark green foliage. Spectacular when planted beside a pond or allowed to form a sea of green in a woodland garden.

  • Garden care: Water regularly during the growing season, ensuring that the soil or compost does not dry out while the plant is getting established. Shelter from cold, drying winds and apply a generous layer of protective mulch in autumn. Remove any tatty or damaged fronds in early spring before the new growth emerges.
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