Telmatoblechnum serrulatum

swamp fern


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Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 - 3 ft    Width: 1 - 2 ft
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Ground cover for moist, shady sites. Also useful in wetland restoration.
Considerations: Will spread unless contained by physical or environmental limits. Periodic removal of old fronds is recommended.
Propagation: Division. Spores.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


Native Habitats: Marshes, swamps

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is one of the most common ferns in central-southern Florida and potentially one of the most beautiful.