Glade Fern

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    Glade Fern

    Posted by Tina Howard on Aug 28, 2019

    This looks amazing around my water garden.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Glade Fern is a Feather Fronded Fern

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

Pruning: Trim in the spring

Flower Form: There are different types of glade fern, and each has its beauty. The leaves are usually shaped like a feather. The leaf can get to 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 up to 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 the moisture-filled soils near wetland areas. These plants also love the shade and are slightly drought tolerant compared to other ferns of their type.

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 growing in the moist ground instead of the typical mossy rocks.

Glade Fern makes a Beautiful Addition to your Hanging Plants Whether Indoor or Out


Leaves can reach a length of 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.

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