(Woodwardia fimbriata)
“Giant Chain Fern”

THEE PERFECT prehistoric plant for that pesky dry shade spot! Native to the woodlands of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and British Columbia, Woodwardia fimbriata is the largest fern endemic to North America. Evergreen fronds have been known to reach 9’ tall, but in a garden setting will most likely grow 4-6’ tall and wide.  If given extra Summer water “Woody” can deal with full sun, but prefers shadier spots. The Karok, Yurok and Tolowa tribes crafted baskets using fibers of this giant. A generous topping of compost in Fall will be much appreciated. Drought tolerant once established. 

Woodwardia fimbriata Giant Chain Fern
Low/Moist Water

USDA Zones 8-10