Dryopteris ludoviciana - Southern Shield Fern
aka Aspidium ludovicianum, D. floridana, Nephrodium floridanum, Florida Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern
- Zone: 6a to 9b
- Height: 2-4 ft Width: 1-2 ft
- For part-shade to shade.
- Semi-evergreen fronds grow 2 to 4'.
- Will grow in moist areas but is adaptable to drier locations.
- Similar to Log Fern in appearance.
- Deer Resistant
- Tolerant of Wet Conditions
- Native to the southeastern US
Uses: Groundcover for moist, shady areas. This is an attractive fern that can form large patches in the right habitat area.
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These ferns are great! They arrived in great shape and have done well. Great price! Would highly recommend.