Free shipping on ALL plant orders!

Thelypteris noveboracensis

New York fern add to wishlist

Plant types and subtypes: Ferns, Ground Covers

Light Requirements: part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich

Height: 12"-18"

Leaf Color: lime-green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: colonizing, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)
  • Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)
  • Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)
  • Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)

Pricing & Availability

Description

Thelypteris noveboracensis

Also known as:

New York fern

,

tapering fern

Scientific Synonyms:

Dryopteris noveboracensis, Polypodium noveboracense, Thelypteris thelypterioides

Description

A decorative, delicate fern of medium height, Thelypteris noveboracensis can be distinguished from other ferns by its yellowish to lime green fronds that taper at both ends.

Cultivation

Native to moist woods, Thelypteris noveboracensis spreads by rhizomes, forming large colonies. Under ideal conditions it can be used as a groundcover for shade. While it might be considered invasive due to its ability to rapidly colonize, it is very easy to control by simply removing the undesired plants from the periphery. Best grown in full to part-shade, these ferns will turn brown by late summer if exposed to too much direct sun. Zones 3-8

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring, or from spores in fall.

Additional Notes

New York ferns are ideal for use in woodland gardens or at the margin of a shade garden where they will provide a delicate, translucent backdrop for blooming perennials.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL
  • Exploitably Vulnerable: NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision
Division Pteridophyta Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Subclass
Order Polypodiales
Family Thelypteridaceae Marsh Fern family
Genus Thelypteris maiden fern
Species Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern