Golden Mist™ Asian Wood Fern
So easy to grow, it is left alone by nibbling animals, resists most diseases and pests, and offers evergreen coverage.
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.
|Zone||5 - 8|
|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|