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Bright Golden Fronds in Spring

Golden Mist™ Asian Wood Fern

Item # 48051
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So easy to grow, it is left alone by nibbling animals, resists most diseases and pests, and offers evergreen coverage.

A large, handsome hardy fern, ideal as a specimen or in the border.
Transform the shade border with this handsome Asian Wood Fern, which sports bright spring fiddleheads of yellow and gold, unfurling to perfect triangular bipinnate fronds of shimmering sunny color! Though they mature to dark green, the contrast of new and mature fronds is spectacular on this evergreen, and the very vivid, eyecatching golden shades add exceptional brightness to the shade.

It may remind you a bit of Autumn Fern, but Golden Mist™'s season of glory is spring. At 20 to 24 inches high and wide, it's also a slightly larger and more spreading plant, with fronds that arch up and out in a neat symmetrical, many-layered habit. Beautifully ornamental, it always attracts compliments in a container planting, and makes a breathtaking large planting for the open or woodland garden. (And since rabbits, deer, and other nibbling marauders tend to leave it alone, you can actually plant it unfenced without worry!)

Golden Mist™ fares best in soils that are loose, well-drained, and enriched with organics, but once established it is quite tolerant of less-than-ideal conditions. Give it neutral to acidic soil, open shade, and consistently moist soil the first year, and it will establish beautifully, its lovely fronds keeping their good looks right through winter in all but the snowiest climates.

Although native to Asia, the Wood Fern makes itself at home right here, and is one of the most dependable hardy ferns for the partly to fully shaded garden. Don't miss out on its splendid spring color show and year-round appeal. Zones 5-8.

Genus Dryopteris
Species labordei
Variety Golden Mist™
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Habit Spreading
PlantHeight 8 in - 24 in
PlantWidth 20 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Spring Foliage Changes
Foliage Color Dark Green, Gold, Yellow
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Fall Color, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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