Dryopteris marginalis, Leatherwood Fern
FERNS ARE GOOD FOR COLOR
Leatherwood Ferns are best planted in areas that are like woodlands. They are native to north-eastern North America's forests. This plant has leathery green fronds. These leathery green fronds are arranged in a single-crowned clump. The foliage color is a deep green color giving it this lovely dark green foliage that is semi-evergreen. The fronds grow in a vase shape and then tapers to a point the blades then are lance-shaped and leathery hence its name. They are best used in woodland, like wildflowers, in containers, as a border. This plant has the unique accent, texture, and form. It will grow best in gardens that are moist, with shady conditions to it. This type of plant is easy and reliable.
LEATHERWOOD FERN HAVE GOTTEN THEIR NAME DUE, TO THEIR APPEARANCE, THEIR FRONDS LOOK RATHER LEATHERY AND THICK.
It does just as good indoors as much as it does outdoors, it is not as vibrant as many of the other Ferns, but it is considered semi-evergreen which means it will still add color and vibrancy to a winter garden. It will look great as a border to a garden, or in a backyard with a lot of shade. If you have a garden that has the right conditions for this plant, it will make a beautiful addition to your garden. These plants are easy to grow in the right circumstances, and plants that will stay looking nice if it lives in the right conditions.