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Glade Fern ( Tennessee Ostrich)

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Tina Howard
Glade Fern

This looks amazing around my water garden.

Glade Fern meets all expectations. It is airy and symmetrical, elegant, and deep-toned. It is reminiscent of the Victorian era yet has enough pop to make it a contemporary garden specimen. It 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 type is tolerant of cold conditions despite its exotic appearance.

Glade Fern Reaches Up To 3 Feet Tall

Its 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.

Under The Glade Fern Has A Slivery Under Side

The silvery description might seem incorrect since It is olive green in color, but during the hotter months, the undersides of It take on a silver sheen. They can reach up to 3 feet with an equal-sized spread. Though you can place them in pots and urns, they are often planted directly in the soil. It prefers light soils amended with slightly decaying organic matter for moisture and fertility.

It 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 types. Its preference for shade and moisture makes it the perfect landscaping type for foundations and shade gardens. Areas under dense trees are often difficult to dig but will happily take root.

Glade Fern Has Feather Like Foliage  

There are different types of them, 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.

It does not have flowers, but the beauty of the leaves makes up for the lack of flowers. It spreads from underground and fills out nicely. Its size makes it well-noticed. It is an excellent wetland type. It thrives in moisture-filled soils near wetland areas. These also love the shade and are slightly drought-tolerant compared to other types.

The Glade Fern Is A Native Perennial That Lives For Over 100 Years 

The Diplazium pycnocarpon is a native perennial with 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 and turn green at the top. The central leaf is light green and velvety, soft and flat, with grooves along the higher sides.

The longest are single leaflets, which grow up to 4½" long in the middle of each leaf but are 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 Of Glade Fern : Diplazium pycnocarpon

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