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Walking Fern

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Walking Fern a member of the Aspleniaceae botanical family, the Walking Fern is an ideal contributor to dark green garden foliage. Native to North America, this fern will only reach one to two feet tall. It's commonly used as a border plant because its unique leaves slightly attract the eye while not being too demanding of your attention.

Walking Ferns are ideal for gardens.


The Walking Fern will grow in nearly any climate, making it ideal for all types of gardens, including rock gardens. It's resistant to both rabbits and deer. This versatile fern will shine in the summer and fall months. In the fall, you'll see the underside of its leaves transition to a beautiful brown hue with distinctive stripes. This lusher appearance allows this evergreen perennial to release its spores for propagation.

This non-flowering vascular plant is also known as Camptosorus Rhizophyllus and Asplenium Rhizophyllum. It has distinctive triangular-shaped leaves that grow up to three inches wide and over six inches long. A pair of lobes at the base of each leaf blade follows an elongated, pointed tip. These leaves have extreme netted venation, which adds complexity to their overall beauty. 

Like many of its fern relatives, the Walking Fern flourishes in a rocky landscape. It's well known to grow directly on the rock surface and in between crevices, making it a great foliage filler for challenging landscapes. The walking fern thrives both in colonies and on its own.

This plant is deer-resistant and will reach a spread of up to one foot. It has a glossy appearance and feels leathery to the touch. This perennial can tolerate moist conditions regularly and will grow in a rosulate fashion. Its stems will have a dark green hue and feel smooth.