Bracken Fern

 Bracken Fern, Pteridium Aquilinum 

Botanical Latin Name: Pteridium aquilinum

 

Common name: Bracken fern

 

Sun Exposure: Sun to shade

 

Mature Height: 2 to 6 feet

 

Spread: Requires a lot of space because it spreads rapidly

 

Spacing: 2 to 6 feet

 

Growth Rate: Fast growth rate. Young plants can be found 6 to 7 weeks after the spores are shed.

 

Flowering Time: A bracken fern plant produces spores by the end of the third or fourth growing season. Frost killed fronds are replaced by the middle of summer.

 

How Long It Flowers: It produces tiny brown spore clusters through September

 

Flower Color: Brown spores and green leaves

 

Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil

 

Pruning: Once or twice a year. Cut back the fronds for the first three years.

 

Flower Form: The bracken ferns do not produce seeds or fruits but their immature fronds, in certain cultures, are considered edible. These ferns are commonly found on the side of hills. They are highly invasive if not kept in check. The ferns are noted for their divided leaves.

 

This is a great plant that makes an addition to any home. Many homeowner's love ferns and with this fern, it can be widespread and show a lot of green foliage. This fern is preferred by many because it can quickly adapt to many different types of climates and conditions. This fern looks excellent planted around a water garden or pond. 

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Description

 Bracken Fern, Pteridium Aquilinum 

Botanical Latin Name: Pteridium aquilinum

 

Common name: Bracken fern

 

Sun Exposure: Sun to shade

 

Mature Height: 2 to 6 feet

 

Spread: Requires a lot of space because it spreads rapidly

 

Spacing: 2 to 6 feet

 

Growth Rate: Fast growth rate. Young plants can be found 6 to 7 weeks after the spores are shed.

 

Flowering Time: A bracken fern plant produces spores by the end of the third or fourth growing season. Frost killed fronds are replaced by the middle of summer.

 

How Long It Flowers: It produces tiny brown spore clusters through September

 

Flower Color: Brown spores and green leaves

 

Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil

 

Pruning: Once or twice a year. Cut back the fronds for the first three years.

 

Flower Form: The bracken ferns do not produce seeds or fruits but their immature fronds, in certain cultures, are considered edible. These ferns are commonly found on the side of hills. They are highly invasive if not kept in check. The ferns are noted for their divided leaves.

 

This is a great plant that makes an addition to any home. Many homeowner's love ferns and with this fern, it can be widespread and show a lot of green foliage. This fern is preferred by many because it can quickly adapt to many different types of climates and conditions. This fern looks excellent planted around a water garden or pond. 

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Depth: 100.00
Min Purchase Qty: 100 units
Description: - Botanical Name - Bracken Fern - Pteridium aquilinum Hardy Planting Zones - 3-10 Sun or Shade – Sun and Partial Shade Mature Height - 2-4' Mature Width - 18-24" Bloom Season – Spring Gardener Status - Beginner