Giant chain fern.
Woodwardia fimbriata is native to the understory of conifer forests in the western United States, from British Columbia down to California. Together with the tree ferns it's one of the most imposing ornamental ferns and has deeply indented fronds that can reach up to two metres in length.
This fabulous fern is evergreen in mild climates (Zone 8 to Zone 10) and a remarkable specimen to site on its own as a focus plant or as an ideal companion with other giant, partial shade varieties such as Gunnera, Rheum, Rodgersia or Ligularia.
For planting under trees, pondsides or by a shady terrace.
Grow in a spot sheltered from cold winds, in partial shade and in acid, humus-rich, peaty soil, which should be moist to damp.
The previous year's growth of fronds can be cut back at the beginning of the following spring. Provide overwinter protection for the first three growing years.
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- 0,4L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 100 cm to 130cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
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