Asplenium bulbiferum

Mother Fern

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ferns

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 4' x 4'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Asia, Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: High Water, Medium Water

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 15-17, 20-24

A Bit More

If you have a shady patch in your rain garden or swale, Asplenium bulbiferum might be a good choice to fill the niche.  Sometimes, Asplenium is called “Mother Fern” as it produces small plantlets at the edges of its leaves, which will fall and take root where conditions are favorable.  Mother Ferns need both shade and ample water, and care should be taken to keep the slug and snail population in check around them.

A Bit More

If you have a shady patch in your rain garden or swale, Asplenium bulbiferum might be a good choice to fill the niche.  Sometimes, Asplenium is called “Mother Fern” as it produces small plantlets at the edges of its leaves, which will fall and take root where conditions are favorable.  Mother Ferns need both shade and ample water, and care should be taken to keep the slug and snail population in check around them.