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Silvery Glade Fern meets all the expectations commonly associated with a fern's foliage. It is airy and symmetrical, elegant, and deep-toned. The fern is reminiscent of the Victorian era yet has enough pop to make it a contemporary garden specimen. The plant prefers shade and moisture but is highly adaptable to temperatures. You can find it growing in hardiness zones 3 through 7. Native to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States, the silvery glade fern is tolerant of cold conditions despite its exotic appearance.
The plant's fronds boast lengths of up to 3 feet and diameters of up to 1 foot. Each elaborate leaflet reaches 6 inches, with 22 leaflets per frond rough. Each leaf is uniform, resulting in a highly accurate display.
The silvery description might seem incorrect since the plant is olive green in color, but during the hotter months, the undersides of the plant take on a silver sheen. Bright glad fern reaches heights up to 3 feet with an equal-sized spread. Though you can place it in pots and urns, it is often planted directly in the soil. It prefers light soils amended with slightly decaying organic matter for moisture and fertility.
This fern is a prolific understory planting with enough textural display to make it exciting and modest to keep it from overshadowing bright annuals or upright and highly ornamental plants. Its preference for shade and moisture make it the perfect landscape plant for foundations and shade gardens. Areas under dense trees are often difficult to plant, but silvery glade fern will happily take root.
Flower Form: There are different types of glade ferns, and each has its beauty. The leaves are usually shaped like a feather. The leaf can be 9 inches long and almost 3 inches across. Some leaflets grow up to 4.5 inches. The leaflets on the central leaf can number between 20 and 30 pairs.
The glade fern does not have flowers, but the beauty of the leaves makes up for the loss of flowers. The glade fern spreads from underground and fills out nicely. The glade fern is one fern that is well noticed by its size. Glade fern is an excellent wetland fern. This plant thrives in moisture-filled soils near wetland areas. These plants also love the shade and are slightly drought-tolerant compared to other ferns.
The Glade Fern or Diplazium pycnocarpon is a native perennial fern developing a cluster of ascending leaves about 3.5 inches tall. It is usually found on moist ground instead of on mossy rocks.
Leaves can reach 3" and grow to 9" wide. They have a feather-like appearance with 20 -30 pairs of leaflets. They have an overall elliptic-oblong contour.
The slender stalks are up to 1' long, angular, and silky smooth to slightly chaffy. They are burgundy at the bottom, turning green at the top. The central leaf is light green and silky smooth; they are flat with grooves along the higher sides.
Single leaflets are the longest, growing up to 4½" long in the middle of each leaf but slightly smaller near the bottom and top.
Glade Fern has round leaflets and slender light green stalks
They are linear lance-shaped and smooth along their contours; sometimes, their contours are slightly notched with sharp tiny teeth-like ridges. The narrow leaflets have been shortened to large round bottoms and long slim tips. The slender stalks of leaves are light green and short. It grows best in the climate zone.
Botanical Latin Name: Diplazium pycnocarpon
Common Name: Glade fern
Sun Exposure: Part to full shade
Mature Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: Up to 3 feet
Spacing:15 to 18 inches apart
Growth Rate: Medium rate
Flowering Time: Not applicable
How Long It Flowers: Nonflowering
Flower Color: Nonflowering
Soil Requirements: Silty moist soils or neutral loamy and a little alkaline
Posted by Tina Howard on Aug 28, 2019
This looks amazing around my water garden.
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