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Thelypteris palustris

Also called Marsh Shield Fern


More About Thelypteris palustris

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

5

Height:

45-70 cm

Spread:

100-200 cm
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Marsh Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

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.


Thelypteris palustris Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge