Native Plant Trust

Parathelypteris noveboracensis

New York fern

New York fern is a lovely fern that, once established, will form a handy groundcover in open woodlands, especially the sunny patches. Like most ferns, it prefers moist conditions, but will endure in average soil so long as it doesn't dry out. A good choice for woodland gardeners looking to fill a lot of space.

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Height: 8-25 in
Spread: 12-15 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Landscape Use
Naturalize
Massing
Groundcover


North American Distribution


Photo (c) Leslie Duthie under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Photo (c) Leslie Duthie