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Athyrium (Diplazium) pycnocarpon

Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Limited Supply
Glade Fern
Tolerates Deep Shade
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$12.50/1 gal.

Athyrium (Diplazium) pycnocarpon is a light green fern with light green, arching fronds in a circular cluster of 5 or 6, to a height of 2-3 ft.. The undivided lance-shaped pinnae have smooth margins, with sharp, pointed tips and are reduced at base.  The fertile fronds are narrower, more erect and have a longer stipe; the rachis is pale green and slightly hairy beneath, with long sori.  The plants have creeping rhizomes and prefer continuous moisture and partial to full shade.  The fronds will turn brown with dry soil and it can spread rapidly, if conditions are right.  As with most ferns, it is seldom damaged by deer.

Glade Fern or Narrow-Leaved Spleenwort will tolerate zones 3-8, and is typically found in deciduous understories.

This is a great fern for those very low light conditions where it is difficult to find other plants to grow.

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Photo(s) Credit:
Stan Kollar

Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

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