thelypteris palustris (marsh shield fern, marsh fern) native

Size: 1 gallon
  • AKA dryopteris thelypteris, thelypteris thelypteroides
  • single, pale green, pinnate, feathery fronds
  • non-clumping form it spreads by long, creeping rhizomes
  • makes an effective ground cover
  • zone 5
  • height 45-70cm
  • spread 100-200cm
  • best grown in moist to wet conditions, in full sun to partial shade, however, it does not like excessive standing water
  • it is very adaptable to different pH levels and soil types
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario