native interrupted fern with rock edging in the landscape
Interrupted Fern native sod with rock edging
native interrupted fern gets its name from the spore bearing leaflets that interrupt the broad fronds of the plant
Spore bearing leaflets of native Interrupted Fern
interrupted fern native sod planted beneath a tree in a natural looking landscape
Native Interrupted Fern planted beneath a tree

Native Sod: Interrupted Fern

Osmunda claytoniana

If you’re wondering how interrupted fern got its name, it’s due to the spore bearing leaflets that interrupt the broad fronds of the plant. This native fern grows in a spreading vase form about two to three feet tall. However, with constant moisture native interrupted fern sod can grow as tall as five feet!

In nature, interrupted fern can be found growing on the moist, wooded slopes of ravines, on sandstone ledges, and in wet woodlands. Based on this native growth habit, consider similar areas of your landscape that would be well suited to interrupted fern. For example, interrupted fern would be an excellent choice along the border of a backyard pond, or in a rock garden on a shaded slope.

About Interrupted Fern Native Sod

Interrupted fern is rabbit and deer resistant. It performs best in full shade but can also grow in full sun as long as the roots stay moist. It’s also tolerant of a wide range of soil types and pH levels. This native sod is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 8, so keep your zone in mind.

Because native interrupted ferns prefer moist to wet soil, they’re an excellent choice for planting along ponds and streams or in boggy areas. They will even tolerate some standing water. Since interrupted fern grows at a fast rate, plants should be spaced about three feet apart. And if they’re planted in full sun, it’s important to keep them well watered due to the high moisture requirements.

Native interrupted fern spreads easily, so be sure to give it the room it needs. The only maintenance required is removing dead or damaged fronds as needed and cleaning up in early spring before the ferns resume growth for the new season.

Interrupted fern native sod is sold by the square foot and each piece measures approximately 16″ x 24″. Whether you’re a landscape architect, contractor, or homeowner, New England Pro Greens and Turf can supply native interrupted fern sod for you to install. If you aren’t able to install it yourself, then we can install it for you! Call us at 888-934-5999 for further information or to place an order.

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More Native Sods

New England Pro Greens and Turf can also supply Huckleberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Haircap Moss, Bunchberry, and Hay Scented Fern native sods. If you’re interested in a type of native sod you don’t see here, then contact us! We just may be able to provide it.

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haircap moss native sod prefers a damp and shady location in the landscape
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bunchberry native sod requires acidic soil and grows best in part to full shade areas of the landscape - also known as creeping dogwood
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Hay Scented Fern Native Sod

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